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Lowell E. Jackson    
     

The Daily Sun, Warner Robins, Houston County, Georgia Wednesday,

 October 25, 1989

ALVIN GREGORY "GREG" JACKSON

 Alvin Gregory Jackson, 30, of 307 McArthur Blvd. died early
 Tuesday from injuries received in a truck accident near Fort Pierce, Fla.
 Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of
 Christopher-Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Parkway
 Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Sydney Odom and Rev. Bruce Allen will officiate.
 Mr. Jackson was a native of Macon County, Ga. He had lived in
 Warner Robins for the past four years. He was employed as a driver
 for the Watson Motor Freight Line of Byron. He was a member of the
 First Baptist Church in Centerville. He was a graduate of Northside
 Nigh School in 1978.
 Survivors include his wife Sherrie F. Jackson of Warner Robins;
 one daughter Chasity Lynn Jackson of WArner Robins; a step-son
 Dwayne Smith of Warner Robins; a step-daughter Rhonda Smith of
 Warner Robins; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Jackson of Centerville; brother Jimmy T.
 Jacksonof Centerville; and sister Gale J. Vance of Perry.
 The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 p.m.
 until 9 p.m. Wednesday.
 Christopher-Smith Funeral (Home) is in charge of arrangements


The Macon Telegraph - Macon, Ga. August 14, 2006

THOMAS LESTER JACKSON

Thomas Lester Jackson -OGLETHORPE

Thomas Lester Jackson, 70, of Oglethorpe, GA passed away Sunday morning, August 13, 2006 at Northside Hospital in Macon, GA. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 16 at 11A.M. in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma. Interment will follow in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery, Montezuma with military honors. Rev.

Tommy O'Connell will officiate.

Family will receive friends Tuesday, August 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. -Mr. Jackson was born on March 8, 1936 in Roberta, GA to the late Thomas B. Jackson and Mary Jane Railey Jackson.

He worked with Blue Bird Body Company in Fort Valley, GA. He was a Chief Petty Officer with the U.S. Navy for 22 years, served in the Merchant Marines and retired after twelve years from the Georgia Department of Corrections. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, Junior Warden, Cub Scout Leader, Little League Baseball Coach and foster parent for sixteen years. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one grandson, James Philip Likens.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Lee Jackson of Oglethorpe, GA; two daughters, Vicki Likens of Cadiz, Kentucky; Theresa D. Powers of Jacksonville, FL; four sons and daughters-in-law, Richard (Jerilynn) Jackson of Leslie, GA; Thomas J. (Lisa) Jackson of Hickory, NC; Robert Jackson of Oglethorpe, GA; Terry A. Jackson of Oglethorpe, GA; ten

>grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma, GA has charge of funeral arrangements.

Published in The Telegraph on 8/14/2006.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 30, 1975

JESSE JAMES

Jesse James of Ideal, Georgia passed away Friday, April 25, 1975 at the age of 72. He was a patient at Riverside Hospital at the time of his death. He was a native of Macon County and up until his retirement in 1957, he was owner and operator of Ideal Service Station.
His survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucille Barfield James of Ideal; two daughters, Mrs. Alton Phillips of Ideal, and Mrs. Elvis Smith, Jr. of Ft. Valley; also three granddaughters.
Active pallbearers were Donald Massey, J. L. Turner, Carlton Jinks, Tyson Ray, Chappell Brooks, Marvin Joiner, Ira Kirkus and Floyd English.
Honorary pallbearers were Pierce Brooks, Clyde Chapman, Lewis Jones, Howard Park, James Robinson, Clovis Poole, Robert Massey, William Fowler and J. V. Smith.
Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews. Burial was in COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

[Note: Jesse James - Born November 17, 1902 - Died April 25, 1975 is buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Lucille Barfield James [Nov. 26, 1905 - Oct. 6, 1986]


MRS. SIDNEY G. [Doris Bellew] JONES

Doris B. Jones

Doris B. Jones -GARDEN VALLEY - Funeral services for Doris B. Jones, 76, of Garden Valley, will be held on Wednesday at 3P.M. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs.

Jones passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2006 at Flint River Community Hospital. She was a member of Spring Hill Free Will Baptist Church in

Mauk. Survivors include; her husband, Rev. Sidney G. Jones

of Garden Valley; three sons, Steve E. Jones of Unadilla, Sidney W.

Jones and Scotty P. Jones of Garden Valley; a daughter, Patricia Ann Hall of Garden Valley; two brothers, Willie Bellew of Macon and Turner Bellew of Tacoma, Washington; a sister, Mary Lizzie Burns of Dahlonega; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, Gideon bibles may be donated in Mrs. Jones memory.

Goddard Funeral Home of Reynolds is in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Telegraph on 3/28/2006.


 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 21, 1996

MRS. LEWIS [Vernice James] JONES

Mrs. Vernice James Jones, 86, died Tuesday, February 13, 1996 in the Ideal Health Care Center. Mrs. Jones, a life-long resident of Macon County, was born March 15, 1909, the daughter of William Hansel James and Leola Bray James. She was a homemaker, a member of County line Baptist Church and the wife of the late Lewis Jones.

Services were held at 3 pm Wednesday, February 14, in the COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH with burial in the CHURCH CEMETERY. The Revs. Clarence Keene and Cham white officiated.

Survivors are two sons, Elton Jones and Melvin Jones, both of Ideal; four grandchildren, Melody Inhulsen, Dan Jones, Jason Jones and Richard Jones; three great grandchildren, Mallory Indulsen, Stephen Inhulsen and Ashleigh Jones.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 21, 1992

RALPH VINCENT JONES

Mr. Ralph Vincent Jones, 90, of 128 Richardson Street, Montezuma, died Friday, October 16, in Palmyra Nursing Home in Albany.
Graveside services were held at 2 PM Sunday, October 18, 19092 in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. The Rev. William Toole officiated.
Mr. Jones, a native of Randolph County, was born September 4, 1902, the son of Jim Jones and Mae Owens Jones. He had resided in Macon County for the past 42 years and was a U.S.Navy Veteran. He was the husband of the late Addie Mae Cheek Jones and was retired from the Georgia Tobacco and Cigar Company.
Survivors are two sons, Donald Jones of Hollywood, S. C., Bruce Jones of Montezuma, a daughter, Mrs. June J. Cox of Camilla, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma, Ga. was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Ralph Vincent Jones - Born - September 4, 1902 - Died - October 16, 1992 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Addie Mae C. Jones [ Auig. 3, 1901 - Jan. 3, 1970] See her Obit.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 30, 1998

MRS. WILLIAM B. [Betty Chambley] JONES

Betty Chambley Jones, 70, of Rt. 2, Box 24, Camp Road, Ogletorpe, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 22, 1998. Funeral services were held Thursday at 11 am in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma. Burial followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Rev. Cedric Jones and Rev. J. T. Waldrop officiated.
Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late James Lesley Chambley and Clarence Drew Kent. She was predeceased by her son, William David Jones. She was a member of the Community Friendship Church in Montezuma. She was accountant and co-operator of Jones Grocery Store in Montezuma for 45 years.
She is survived by her husband, William B. Jones of Oglethorpe, brother, Jim Chambley of Ft. Pierce, Florida; sisters, Fannie Jones of Vero Beach, Florida, Minnie Pickard of Thomasville, Georgia, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Betty C. Jones - Born - March 26, 1928 - Died - September 22, 1998 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Section C-Row 1-8] beside a marker for her husband, William B. Jones [Oct. 15, 1926 - NDD]


 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. September 26, 1963

 VELDER [Jerry] JAMES

 Funeral services for Velder [Jerry] James, 51, of Ideal, were held Thursday [today] at COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH, near Ideal. The Rev. Herschel Whitley officiated and burial was in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were: Lee Windham, Larry Turner, W. B. James, Jr. Fred Gilbert, Carl Ogletree and Lester Turner.

 Mr. James, who died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 25 of a heart attack, was born and reared in Macon County. He was a farmer and a member of County Line Baptist church.

 Survivors include three sons, David James of Ideal, Glenwood James of Fort Valley and Herman James of Atlanta; one daughter, Mrs. W. R. Bloodworth of Oglethorpe; five brothers, Lester B. James, J. R. James, Tom James and Martin James, all of Ideal, Vendal James of Oglethorpe; two sisters, Mrs. Louis Jones of Ideal, Mrs. Vera Halstead of Ellaville; three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census – HH 265 – Ellaville Rd. 757th Dist.

JAMES, William H. 40 m/w m’d rents ggg[10-14-1879-2-1-1941]Co.Line

Leola wife 37 f/w m’d ggg [10-29-1882 – 2-19-1958]Co.Line Cem.

Vera dau. 15 f/w s ggg [m’d Carl Halstead] Co.Line Cem.

Vyndel son 13 m/w s ggg [11-17-1906 – 8-26-1969]Co.Line OBIT

Vernice dau. 10 f/w s ggg

Velder [dau] son 8 [f/w] m/w s ggg [listed as daughter & female in 1920]

Lester B. son 5 m/w s ggg[10-18-1914 – 2-7-1970] Co.Line Cem.

Willie B. son 3 & = m/w s ggg [1-1-1917 – 1-22-1972] Co.Line Cem.

James son 1 & 1/12 m/w s ggg

 [Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery for Velder James. Since his entire family seems to be buried there, I must be overlooking it.]

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  April 2, 1986

 CAREY   JOSEY,   JR.

   Mr. Carey Josey, Jr., 67, of  Montezuma, Georgia, died Monday, March 24, 1986, in Middle Georgia Hospital, Macon, Ga.  Funeral services were held at 11:00 am Wednesday, March 26, in the Montezuma United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Grable Page officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

  Mr. Josey, the son of Ruby King Josey and the late Carey Josey, Sr. was born August 18, 1918 in Dooly County.  He resided in Montezuma for the past forty five years and was the retired owner of a television repair business. He was a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church and the Baracca Sunday School Class.  He was also a member of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge # 65.

  In addition to his mother, survivors are his wife, Georgia L. Josey; a son, Charles Josey of Macon; a daughter, Mrs. Walter F. Grey of Montezuma; two step-sons, Eugene Lewis of Montezuma, Billy Lewis of Acworth, Ga.; two grandchildren. Paula Josey and Chris Grey of Montezuma.

  Pallbearers - Not - Copied.  Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Carey Josey, Jr.  -  Born August 18, 1918  -  Died March 24, 1986  is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery] 



Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 6, 1971

LOWELL EDWARD JACKSON

Lowell E. Jackson - Funeral Notice
Lowell Edward Jackson, age 55, passed away May 3, in a local hospital after a very brief illness.
Mr. Jackson was employed by the City of Montezuma for several years as the resident fireman. He was a member of the Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge and the Woodmen of the World. He was a Veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. A native of Burke County, Mr. Jackson had resided here most all his life.
Funeral services for Mr. Jackson were held Tuesday from the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Fellow Masons served as pallbearers.
Rev. Homer Fowler officiated and interment followed in the FELTON CEMETERY.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Edna Harbour Jackson of Montezuma; one son, Lowell E. Jackson, Jr.; three stepsons, Bill Shugart of Villa Rica, Ga., Bob Shugart of Rome and Jimmy Terry of USAF, England; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Wehunt of Atlanta, Mrs. Charles Hill of Hawkinsville, Ga., his Mother, Mrs. Ruth Kitchens Jackson, a sister, Mrs. Robert Stafford and one nephew, Bobby Stafford, all of Ogletorpe; and a number of grandchildren.

[Note: Lowell E. Jackson - Born April 7, 1916 - Died May 3, 1971 WWII is buried in Felton Cemetery]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 3, 1996

GEORGE LEWIS JOHNSON

Mr. George Lewis Johnson, 83, of 505 Hudson Rd. Vienna, Ga. died Sunday, December 24, 1995, in the Crisp Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held at 4 pm Tuesday, December 26, 1995 in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home with burial in the JOHNSON FAMILY CEMETERY near [Dooling] & Byromville. The Revs. John D. Collier and Benny Dowdy officiated.

Mr. Johnson, a native of Dooly Co., was born on January 4, 1912, the son of George and Kate Johnson. He had retired from the Dooly Co. Road Department as a Motor Grader Operator. He resided in Dooly Co., all of his life. He was a WW II Army Veteran and a member of the Drayton United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: two brothers, James "Pint" Johnson of Vienna and Jessie Ray "Bud" Johnson, of Byromville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

[Note: George Lewis Johnson - Born - January 5, 1912 - Died - December 24, 1995 is buried in the Johnson Family Cemetery in Dooly Co., Ga. on Row 4-23.

[Note: There are two Unmarked Adult Slabs in this Johnson Lot]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 8, 1955

MRS. WILLIAM C. [Sallie Gaines] JOHNSON

Final Rites Held Monday For Mrs. Sallie Johnson, 93.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, December 5, 1955 at 3 p.m. at Oglethorpe Methodist Church for Mrs. Sallie Gaines Johnson, 93, who died at her home in Oglethorpe early Sunday after a long illness.

The Rev. Henry Thomas officiated and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not - Copied.

Born in Grangerville, Mrs. Johnson had spent all her life in the county. She was the widow of W. C. Johnson, for many years county tax collector, and was an active member of the Methodist Church as long as her health permitted.

Survivors include two daughters, Miss Bessie Johnson and Mrs. T. H. Tinsley of Oglethorpe; two sons, Gaines Johnson of Oglethorpe and Emory S. Johnson of Tampa, Fla.; seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Sallie Gaines Johnson [October 9, 1862 - December 4, 1955] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, William C. Johnson [July 16, 1855 - December 4, 1936] See his Obit.


 

Mrs. Henry Oscar [Ellen Roberta Hogg] Joiner

Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 27, 1947


MRS. ROBERTA JOINER, 70, BURIED MONDAY AT OGLETHORPE
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, March 25, at 1 o'clock for Mrs. Roberta Hogg Joiner, 70, who died at a local hospital early Monday morning after several weeks illness.
A life-long resident of Macon County, Mrs. Joiner was born here on August 3, 1876, the daughter of the late J. W. Hogg and Mary Ann Bollinger, and had made her home in the county all of her life. She was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and until her illness, was active in all church activities. Her husband, Henry Oscar Joiner, died several years ago.
Surviving her are three sisters, Mrs. W. H. Shannon of Atlanta; Mrs. J. V. Smith of Sasser and Mrs. J. P. Jackson of Montezuma; two brothers, S. F. Hogg of Montezuma, and S. C. Hogg of Buford, S.C.; a niece, Mrs. Elizabeth Cook English of Montezuma and several other nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted from the chapel of the Montezuma Funeral Home, the Rev. Chas. H. Kopp officiating, and interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
Nephews of Mrs. Joiner served as pallbearers.
[Note: Ellen Roberta Joiner - Born 8-3-1876 - Died March 24, 1947 is buried in the Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Henry Oscar Joiner [1879 - 1938]


 

Cecil E. Johnson Obituary

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian June 20,1946
CECIL E. JOHNSON, SR., 52, BURIED THURSDAY AT OGLETHORPE.
Final rites were held Friday afternoon, June 14, at 5 o'clock for Cecil E. Johnson, Sr. 52, whose death occurred at his home in Oglethorpe Thursday morning after an illness of almost five years.
Born in Schley County on January 9, 1894, the son of the late E. W. Johnson and Ella Virginia English Johnson, natives of Schley County. Mr. Johnson moved to Oglethorpe in his early childhood and has made his home there since that time. He was a member of the Oglethorpe Methodist Church and most active in all church affairs before his illness. His wife, Mrs. Louise Kleckley Johnson, survives hime.
Other survivors include one son, Cecil E. Johnson, Jr. of Oglethorpe; three brothers, A. N. Johnson of Fitzgerald, Buford and E. W. Johnson, both of Oglethorpe; and two sisters, Mrs. K. B. Houghs, of Homerville, and Mrs. W. F. Rushin of Macon.
Services were conducted from the Oglethorpe Methodist church, the Rev. W. W. Whaley officiating, assisted by the Rev. T. M. Lee, Pastor of the church. Interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
Pallbearers and Honorary escort - not copied.
The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge.
[Note: Cecil E. John - Born January 9, 1894 - Died June 13, 1946 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Louise Kleckley Johnson [8-8-1898 - 3-1-1986]


The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 July 4, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MR. BARTOW JUSTICE

Montezuma, Ga. - July 4 - Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock for Mr. Bartow Justice of near Ellaville, who died late Friday afternoon after a long illness.
At the time of his death, Mr. Justice was 61 years of age. He suffered a stroke of paralysis about twelve years ago but his condition didn't become alarming until about a year ago. Mr. Justice made his home with his sister, Mrs. C. D. Athon.
The services were held in the Family Cemetery near Andersonville Saturday afternoon. Rev. Dennis of the Oglethorpe Methodist Church officiated. Pallbearers were his nephews: Messrs, Marvin Athon, Millard Athon, Thero Athon, Ray Athon, Arris Athon and Joe Justice.
Mr. Justice is survived by five sisters, Mrs. C. D. Athon and Mrs. N. W. Athon , Mrs. C. M. English of Englishville, Mrs. L. J. Athon of Bumphead, Mrs. Bryant Lee of Cut-off, his Step-mother, Mrs. W. H. Justice of Bumphead; five brothers, Mr. L. R. Justice of Bumphead, Mr. H. Justice of Englishville, Mr. W. V. Justice and R. J. Justice of Andersonville, Mr. Allen Justice of Oglethorpe.
[Note: Bartow Justice [No dates} is buried in the Dyess Cemetery in Schley County, located off of County road 286 just inside the Schley County in a field some distance from the road. W. H. Justice, previously owned the property and set aside this plot for the cemetery]


 

William Vassar Justice

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Feb. 7, 1946
WILLIAM V. JUSTICE, 52, DIES WEDNESDAY AT MONTEZUMA HOSPITAL
William Vassar Justice, 52, caretaker of the Andersonville Prison Park, died at a local hospital on Wednesday morning, February 6.
A resident of Andersonville for 20 years, Mr. Justice was born in Sumter County on February 22, 1893, the son of the late William Henderson Justice and Mollie Wheeler Justice, both natives of Macon County. He was a member of the Andersonville Baptist Church, and the husband of Minnie English Justice, who survives him.
Other survivors include one son, Clarence C. Justice of U. S. Navy; five sisters, Mrs. Minnie J. English and Mrs. N. W. Athon of Oglethorpe; Mrs. Gladys Athon of Americus; Mrs. B. A. Lee of Andersonville; and Mrs. C. D. Athon of Ellaville; four brothers, Roy L. Justice of Ellaville; Allen Justice of Florida; Henderson Justice of Andersonville; and Robert Justice of Montezuma and one grandchild.
Services will be conducted from the Andersonville Baptist Church and intgerment will be in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
The Montezuma Funeral Home is in charge.
{Note: William V. Justice - Born 2-22-1893 - Died 2-6-1946 is buried in the Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Minnie English Justice [1880 - 1951] NOTE: The Cemeteries of Macon County Book has his birth 1894.


 

 

Macon County News Leader - Montezuma, Ga. March 13, 2003

RALPH JOINER

Ralph Joiner, 79, of Oglethorpe, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2003. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Mt. Zion-St.Luke Lutheran Church. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS, Pastor Bob Wolfert officiated.
Born in Macon County, Ga., he was the son of the late Jesse Joiner and Lizzie Peacock Joiner. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jesse Joiner, Jr. of Albany.
He was a member of the Mt. Zion-St.Luke Lutheran Church. He was retired Civil Service from Robins Air Force Base, where he served as a firefighter. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served as a crash firefighter for the U.S.Air Force, where he served two years in Alaska. He was a member of the F. Rawls Hogg VFW #6442. He was a member of the Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge #65.
He is survived by his wife; Myrtle Wright Joiner of Oglethorpe; a daughter and son-in-law; Diane J. Cagle and Charles Cagle of Andersonville; three sons and a daughter-in-law; James Donald Joiner and Michelle Joiner of Oglethorpe, Ralph Lamar Joiner of Andersonville, and John Paul Joiner of Oglethorpe; two sisters and a brother-in-law; Myrtle Lawhorn of Manchester and Molly Faile and Melvin Faile of Rock Hill, South Carolina; and five grandchildren.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Family may be contacted at the residence; 2574 Coogle Rd., Oglethorpe.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge oif arrangements.

 

MRS.     THOMAS     JEFFERSON      [Mary  Emily Wadsworth]   JOHNSON

 Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Johnson of Decatur; formerly of Ideal, passed away November 2, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta .  Her late husband, T. Jeff Johnson, who was a prominent businessman and civic leader of Ideal, died there in 1950.  It was then that Mrs. Johnson went to Decatur to live with her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Gillespie.

 Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of the late Dr. J. N. Wadsworth and Martha Murray Wadsworth of this county.  She was a member of Decatur First Methodist Church and was active in the Philathea Class and Woman’s Society of Christian Service.

 In addition to her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Gillespie, she is survived by a son, Ferrell N. Johnson of Macon and a granddaughter, Sandra Johnson, also of Macon; a sister, Mrs. Will P. Mims of Americus and several nieces and nephews.

 Funeral services were held at Turner’s Trinity Chapel in Decatur on  November 3, with Dr. Frank Crawley, pastor, First Methodist Church in Decatur and Rev. Robison and Rev. McKibbon, associate pastor, officiating. 

Burial was in OGLETHORPE   CEMETERY   on November 3rd.  Services at the graveside were conducted by the Rev. H. H. Sheppard, pastor of Oglethorpe Methodist Church .

 [Note: Mary Emily Wadsworth, wife of Thomas Jefferson Johnson – Born September 13, 1879 – Died November 2, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Thomas Jefferson Johnson [Feb. 16, 1880 – Oct. 14, 1950]See his OBIT [Note: It was posted on the Macon Co., Ga. Web 5-9-2000 but I cannot find it today.]

 

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.     August 11, 1960

 HARLEY     N.     JOHNSON

 Harley N. Johnson, 85, of Montezuma, died Tuesday afternoon at a local hospital following a long illness.

 A native of Washington County , Mr. Johnson had resided in Montezuma for the past 53 years.  Prior to his retirement he operated a blacksmith business.  He was a member of the Montezuma Baptist church and Travelers Rest Lodge No. 65 F. and A.M.

 Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R. E. French and Mrs. Henry Patterson; one son, Perry Johnson, all of Montezuma; and three grandchildren.

 Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. B. E. Donahue and the Rev. W. S. Johnson officiating.  Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY .

 Pallbearers were Marvin Edwards, L. C. Law, Ed Windom, R. E. Suber, Louis Williams and Leonard Gibson.  Honorary pallbearers included member of the Masonic Lodge and J. E. DeVaughn, J. S. Croxton and Leon Shumate, Sr.

 Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note:  Harley N. Johnson – Born September 7, 1874 – Died August 9, 1960 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife,  Ethel Perry Johnson [ July 31, 1890 – Feb. 20, 1960] See her OBIT

 

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.    December 13, 1962

 GLENN      HAROLD      JENKINS

 Glenn Harold Jenkins, 31, of Ocilla, was killed in a gunbattle with a Negro motorist in Atlanta, Saturday.

 Mr. Jenkins, a State Revenue Department Agent, was the husband of the former Helen Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Smith of Oglethorpe.

 Funeral services for Mr. Jenkins were held in Ocilla with the Rev. W. H. Hurdle officiating.  Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY with Pastor Lloyd H. Seiler assisting at the graveside rites. 

 Survivors other than his wife, are his mother, Mrs. Curtis Jenkins, Sr. of Plains; two sisters and four brothers.

 [Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Oglethorpe Cemetery for Glenn Harold Jenkins.  He would have been born about 1931 if he were 31 in 1962 – Died December  1962.]

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.              June 2, 1960

 WESLEY     JACKSON

 &   MRS.  WESLEY     JACKSON

 FORMER RESIDENTS DIE IN PLANE CRASH

 Friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Jackson, of Los Angeles, California, deeply regret to learn of their sudden death two weeks ago while en route by plane from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Nevada.  Mr. Jackson, a prominent attorney of Los Angeles, was piloting his private plane when the accident occurred.

 A native of Macon County , Mr. Jackson was the son of the late Mr. and Mr. K. C. Jackson.  He and his wife are survived by their four children.  [Not named]  Macon County relatives of Mr. Jackson are two aunts, Mrs. Elmo [Lucy Law] Joiner of Marshallville and Mrs. John [Fannie Jackson] Joiner of Marshallville and Albany.  A sister, Mrs. Arilla Jackson Nelson of Reynolds.

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   March 24, 1960

 JAMES     DANIEL     JONES

 J. D. Jones, 53, of Montezuma, clerk of the Macon County Commissioners, died Tuesday in a local hospital after suffering a heart attack.

 Funeral services were held Wednesday in the First Baptist Church .  The Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. L. E. Williams officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers & Honorary Pallbearers – Not copied.

 Mr. Jones was a farmer, deacon in the Baptist Church and a past master of the Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge 65.  A native of Macon County , he was a member of the Lions Club.

 Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jimmy Jones of Macon and Johnny Jones of Montezuma; two brothers, Earl Jones of Montezuma and Marvin Jones of Baton Rouge , La. ; one sister, Mrs. Hansel Ryals of Baton Rouge ; one grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 Watson – Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

 [Note: James Daniel Jones – Born October 22, 1906 – Died March 22, 1960  is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Ann Alexander Jones [Jan 10, 1909 – Nov. 10, 1982] 

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.    March 17, 1976

 WILLIAM   HIRAM   JONES

 William Hiram Jones of Montezuma, died Saturday, March 13, 1976 at the Americus-Sumter County Hospital .  Mr. Jones was 72 years of age and a native of Macon County .  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Montezuma.  He was a retired butcher and groceryman.

 Funeral services for Mr. Jones were held Monday, March 15, from the First Baptist Church in Montezuma with Rev. Ken Bush, Rev. Bill Deakins and Rev. C. G. Ward, officiating.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.

 Many Pallbearers – Not copied.

 Surviving Mr. Jones are his wife, Mrs. Dora Kate Merritt Jones of Montezuma; one daughter, Mrs. Gary Slaton of Oglethorpe and one son, Bobby Jones of Plains, Ga., 7 grandchildren, Stephanie, Reina and Kevin Slaton; Ray, Kim, Darian and Stacey Jones.

 Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

 [Note:William H. Jones – Born 1903 – Died 1976 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Dora Kate M. Jones [ 1908 – 1977]


 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga. December 31, 1975

 HENRY   HOWARD    JORDAN

 Henry Howard Jordan, 63, died Sunday, December 28, 1975 in a Dublin hospital.  Services were held Tuesday, December 30, in Watson Mathews Funeral Home.  Burial was in ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY with Father Peter Sheridan officiating.

 Active pallbearers were Herman Layfield, Grover Lamberth, Artis Lockerman, C. D. Pickard, Furman Lane and Doc Payne.  Honorary Pallbearers were James Peaster, Thomas Peaster, Dick Price, Ernest Crook, Mike Price and Jim Vanzant.

 Mr. Jordan, a native of Troup County , had lived in Macon County most of his life and was a carpenter.

 Survivors include three sons, Willie H. Jordan of Americus , James H. Jordan of Montezuma and Gary D. Jordan of the U.S.Army, West Point , N.Y. , two sisters, Mrs. Francis Rigby of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Herbert Cooley of Dickerson, Md.; his foster mother, Mrs. J. L. Chambley of Perry, two stepdaughters, Mrs. Wayne Rowland of Ft. Valley and Miss Phylis Shirah of Montezuma; a stepson, Joe Jordan of Ft. Valley and five grandchildren

From:  “CUT-OFF NEWS”  Mrs. Ruth Justice, Mrs. Annie Bell Green, Mrs. H. R. Ellis, Mrs. Mildred Shivers and sons, of Ellaville, Ga., ate lunch Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Esau Lashley.  The ladies attended the funeral of Mr. David Head, at the RED HILL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH Saturday Afternoon.

 The children of Mr. and Mrs. Forest West visited them over the weekend and attended the funeral of their uncle, Mr. David Head.  Also, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cox of Tifton spent the weekend and attended.

 Mr. and Mrs. Murphy Head and children of Vienna spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Allen J. Head, Sr.

 Mrs. Edgar Coker and Miss Frances Coker attended the funeral of Mr. David Head Saturday afternoon.

 [Note: David L. Head – Born 1910 – Died 1975 is buried in Red Hill Cemetery beside Lillie Sue Greene Head – 1912 – 1969] See her Obit.

 [Note:  I did not find a “regular” obit for Mr. David Head

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.    October 15, 1975

 ALDON   JAMES   JACKSON,   SR.

   Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 7, 1975 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church for Aldon James Jackson, Sr. of Oglethorpe.  Burial was in the EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY   with Rev. Don Shaw officiating.

   Mr. Jackson was a native of Ellaville and had lived in Oglethorpe for 11 years.  He was a veteran of WW II.  He was a self-employed carpenter.

 Survivors include his wife, Martha Louise Benford Jackson of Oglethorpe; two sons, Tony Jackson of Americus , Aldon James Jackson, Jr. of Reidsville , Ga. three stepsons, Dr. Luther Street, Jr. of El Paso, Texas, Donald Street of Americus, Richard Street of Oglethorpe, one daughter, Mrs. Sam Brown of Preston, Ga.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Lavar Whittington of Americus, Mrs. Johnny Dixon of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Willie Shirah  of Ellaville.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   October 15, 1975

 ELISHA    H.    [Casey]    JONES

       Elisha H. [Casey] Jones, age 80, died September 28, 1975 at the Baldwin County Hospital in Milledgeville , Ga.   He was a native of Macon County but had lived in Milledgeville for the past 16 years.  He was a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church and was a retired prison guard.

   Funeral services for Mr. Jones were held Tuesday, September 30, at the Oglethorpe Baptist Church with burial in COUNTY LINE CEMETERY .  Rev. Bill Deakins officiated.

    Pallbearers – not copied.

   Surviving Mr. Jones are his wife, Mrs. Berta Hardage Jones of Milledgeville; one daughter, Mrs. Emily Zink of West Lebanon , New York ; one son, Wiley Eugene Jones of Oglethorpe; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Sally Hill of Orlando, Fla.; two stepsons, Charlie Lockwood of Oglethorpe, Sammy Lockwood of Milledgeville; one sister, Mrs. Ida Albritton of Ideal; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

 [Note: Elisha H. “Casey” Jones – Born July 11, 1895 – Died September 28, 1975 is buried in County Line Cemetery .]

[Note: The Year-date in the”Cemeteries of Macon County is INCORRECT – It reads died 9-28-1971 but it should be 1975.]

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 21, 1967

JOHNSON - BALDWIN - BOWIN - BROOKS - MITCHELL - KENNEDY - KING - POWELL.

ALBERT NEESE JOHNSON, 80 Buried in Marshallville

Albert N. Johnson, 80, died Tuesday in a Montezuma nursing home after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Macon County. A retired bookkeeper and farmer, he was a member of the Marshallville Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Marshallville Methodist Church with the Rev. Stuart Summerford officiating. Interment was in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY. Pallbearers: T. M. McElheny, Nash Murph, John Walker, W. C. Cooper, Jerome Walker, Dr. Jake Bartlett, Henry Crowe, Charlie Haslam. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lucian Bowin and Mrs. O. L. Brooks, both of Athens and Miss Helen Johnson of Marshallville; one son, E. B. Johnson of Danielsville; four sisters, Mrs. T. L. Mitchell of Oglethorpe, Mrs. John Kennedy of Dawson, Mrs. Burke King of Athens, Ala., and Mrs. Aurelia Powell of Atlanta; seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. [Note: Albert Neese Johnson - Born June 25, 1887 - Died September 19, 1967 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside his wife, Ethel Baldwin Johnson [Aug. 13, 1887 - July 20, 1965]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 11, 1978

ASEY JOLLY

Asey Jolly, age 69, of Jacksonville, Florida, died Saturday, October 7, 1978. He was a native of Marshallville, Georgia. He was a retired automobile salesman. He was a member of the Episcopal Church and a Veteran of WW II.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 10, in Jacksonville.
Surviving Mr. Jolly are his wife, Mrs. Nell Jolly; one daughtger, Mrs. June Gale, both of Jacksonville; one son, John Jolly of Tallahassee, Florida; one brother, W. T. Jolly of Oglethorpe; five nieces, Mrs. Carl Joiner of Perry, Mrs. Howard Park, Jr. of LaGrange; Mrs. J. O. Still of Columbia, South Carolina; Mrs. John Melin Griffin, Mrs. Frank Sams, Jr. of Reynolds, Ga.


 

Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   June 21, 1945

 FUNERAL SERVICES HELD  FOR WM. T. JOLLY,SR.

 William Thomas Jolly, Sr.

 Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, June 17, for William Thomas Jolly, Sr., who died at the residence of his nephew, W. T. Jolly, in Oglethorpe early Saturday afternoon.  He was 74 years of age.

  Born in Macon County on February 14, 1871 , he had made his home in Oglethorpe for twenty years, where he engaged in farming.

  Surviving him are his nephew, W. T. Jolly of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. D. D. Davidson of Marshallville; one brother, Julian Jolly, Oglethorpe; and several nieces and nephews.

  Services were conducted from the Oglethorpe Baptist Church , the Rev. D. L. Kight officiating, and interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery .

  Pallbearers were William Ansley, Harvey Mathis, Jerome Fowler, John F. Williams, T. O. Webb and Tommie Law.

  The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: William T. Jolly Born February 14, 1871 – Died June 16, 1945 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery in the Jolly Family Lot.]

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. March 10, 1916
"IN MEMORIAM" - A peculiar sense of sadness possesses the writer as he undertakes to write in memory of the subject 
of this paper, for he is bereft of a true friend and brother. We knew him well, and appreciated and loved him much.
On December 16, 1915, the friends and loved ones of T.A.M.Joiner were made unspeakably sad by his death. 
Much more - not copied.
Mr. Joiner was a member of the Methodist Church at Corinth, his life was simple and modest but lived
the Golden Rule.
His home life was consistent and beautiful. He was never a married man, and when we knew him
 only he and his sister, who he preceded to the grave just twelve days, lived together.
[Note: T. A. M. Joiner - Born Abt. 1857 - Died December 16, 1915 Age 58 yrs. is buried in 
Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery.]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 28, 1969
JOSEPH V. JAMES FUNERAL NOTICE - Funeral services for Joseph Vendel James, 62, of Oglethorpe 
who died Tuesday in a local hospital following a sudden illness, were held Wednesday, August 27, at the White 
Water Baptist Church. Rev. Homer Fowler and Rev. Cham White officiated and burial was in the COUNTY 
LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - not copied. Mr. James was a life-time resident of Macon County. He was a member of 
the White Water Baptist Church, a retired farmer and miller.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ida D.James of Oglethorpe; three brothers, Lester B. James, Willie B. James 
and J. R. James, all of Ideal; two sisters, Mrs. Lewis Jones and Mrs. Vera Holstead, both of Ellaville.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
[Note: Joseph Vyndel James - Born November 17, 1906 - Died August 26, 1969 is buried in County 
Line Baptist Cemetery.]

From: THE CHRISTIAN INDEX - March 31, 1859 - Pg. 3. Col.3
MRS. ELIZABETH JOLLY - Died in Macon County, Ga., on the 18th of March 1859, after an illness 
of six weeks of Rheumatism, Mrs. Elizabeth Jolly, consort of Asa Jolly; aged 62 years and two months. 
The deceased was baptized into the Church at Union, Macon County, in 1850, by Hiram Powell, Pastor. 
She was a consistent member of the church, a devoted wife, and affectionate mother, a quiet and obliging neighbor, 
and a kind mistress. She contemplated her approaching dissolution with perfect resignation, and when the hour came, 
fell calmly and without a struggle, asleep in Jesus.
She has left a husband and five children, with numerous friends, to mourn their loss. May they be prepared
 to meet her in realms of bliss, where the writer sincerely believes she has gone. Signed: W.H.W.
[Note: I do not find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" nor in Taylor Co., Ga. for Elizabeth 
olly, wife of Asa Jolly.] She was born 1797 Ga. - Died March 18, 1859 at age 62 years & two months.]
[Children listed in 1850 Macon Co., Ga. Census are: Augustus T. 23, Thomas J. 21, John R. 15 and Susan F. 
10 & there should be one other]
The marriage of Ason Jolly and Elizabeth Buchanan on December 5, 1821 in Baldwin County is ALMOST 
ASSUREDLY our Macon County Asa Jolly.
In the 1821 Georgia Land Lottery - Asa Jolly of McGees Dist. Baldwin County, drew Land Lot 250/9th Dist. 
in Houston County.

 

The Macon County Citizen -Oglethorpe,Ga. September 19, 1919 NOTICE - 
TATE OF GEORGIA - MACON COUNTY - 
 All Whom It May Concern: Notice is hereby given that Anson Slappey Jones has
 filed in the office of Macon County Court of Ordinary an application to sell all of the
lands belonging to the ESTATE OF J. L. JONES, deceased. Court will pass on said
 application on 1st Monday in October 1919. This 3rd day of September, 1919, 
A.C. Felton, Sr., Ordinary
[Note: J. L. Jones - Born April 23, 1869 - Died September 1, 
1918 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside his wife, Alma S. Jones [Sept. 21, 1876 - March 22, 1933] OBIT


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  March 21, 1968
JONES - NESMITH-ARMSTRONG
CHARLTON  'SON'  JONES  OBITUARY	
Charlton "Son" Jones, 52, of Marshallville died unexpectedly Monday night,
March 11, in a Peach County Hospital.
  Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 13, at the Marshallville 
Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Cantrell
and the Rev. Chamles Holmes officiating.  Burial ws in Bethany Cemetery 
near Cochran.
  Mr. Jones was a native of Dodge County and had lived in Marshallville 24
 years, having moved from Doge County.  
He was a member of the Marshallville Baptist Church and a farmer.  
He was the son of the late Charlton Jones and Nova NdSmith Jones.
  Survivors include his wife, Mattie Armstrong Jones of Marshallville 
and two daughters, Judye Jones and Lynda Jones, 
both  of Marshallville.
  Watson-Hunt Funeral Home of Perry was in charge.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 18, 1967
JONES - WHATLEY
THOMAS WALTON JONES, 91 PASSED AWAY
Thomas Walton Jones of Reynolds, a lifelong resident of Macon County and a retired farmer, passed away May 14, 1967 at his home. He was 91 years old. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church May 16th. Rev. Jim Turner, pastor of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and Rev. Carl Ayers officiated. Burial was in the Mt. Olive Cemetery near Reynolds. Mr. Jones is survived by two sons, Robert Jones of Reynolds, and Paul Jones of Redding, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. T. D. Whatley of Oglethorpe; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Goddard Funeral Home of Reynolds was in charge. [Note: in 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census Thomas W. Jones 44, was married to 
Nancy M. Jones, 43, and had four children living at home: Grady Leon 18, Robert G. 15, Norah E. 8,
and Walter P. 5]

 

From: GUELDA HAY'S Macon Co., Ga. Obituary Collection 
LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEM.
JORDAN - POAG - LITVACK - CANDELORO - PEED
LEON HARVEY JORDAN, 71, Died June 15, 1993 in Atlanta
Leon Harvey Jordan, 71, of Atlanta, died June 15, 1993 at his residence. 
He was a native of Taylor County and had lived in Atlanta the past 50 years. Services were 
held Friday at LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Ideal with
Rev. Jesse Bone officiating. He was a member of Underwood United Methodist Church, retired fromn 
Lockheed, member of the Aerospace Union and a World War II U.S.Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Norma S. Jordan  of Baltimore, Md.; three daughters, Linda J. Poag of Baltimore, Md. Vera J. Litvack of Los Angeles, Calif, and Brenda J. Candeloro of Brodbeck, Pa.; two sons, Barry L. Jordan of Atlanta and Craig H. Jordan of Brodbeck, Pa.; two brothers, Byron Jordan of Baltimore, Md. and Norman Jordan of Wheelersburg, Ohio; sister, Imogene J. Peed of Butler; and 10 grandchildren. Goddard's Funeral Home of Reynolds was in charge. [Note: I do not have a record of a marked grave for Leon Harvey Jordan but I will check on this.]

 

From: GUELDS HAY'S Macon Co., Ga. Obituary Collection LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEM.
JONES - JOHNSON - MOORE - HEADRICK - LYTHE - CHAPMAN - WEEKS - WINDHAM
SEABORN OSCAR JONES, 88, Services Held in Ideal
The funeral services for Seaborn O. Jones, 88, of Ideal were held Tuesday, in the Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church with burial in the LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. A lifelong resident of Macon County, Mr. Jones was a retired farmer and a member of the little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church. He died Monday in the Ideal Nursing Home. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Harry Johnson of Reynolds, Mrs. Ed Moore and Mrs. Jones Headrick of Atlanta, Mrs. Harry Lythe of Atlantic, Iowa and Mrs. Marvis Chapman of Ideal; six sons, Earl Jones and S. R. Jones of Montezuma, Oscar Jones and M. L. Jones of Ideal, Herbert Jones of Fort Valley and Bruce Jones of Vero Beach, Florida, Mrs. John Weeks of Ideal and Mrs. Roy Windham of Montezuma. [Note: Seaborn Oscar Jones - Born January 11, 1885 - Died April 30, 1973 is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery beside Shellie Davis Jones [Oct. 1, 1888 - July 6, 1921]

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 11, 1968

JOINER - KLECKLEY - EDWARDS - KELLEY-

MRS. LEE L.[CORA JANE KLECKLEY] JOINER OBITUARY

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Jane Kleckley Joiner of Orlando, Florida were held March 29th at Carey Hand Chapel with burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando. Mrs. Joiner was 88 years of age and passed away March 27th. She was a native of Oglethorpe, Ga. and was a member of Holden Heights Methodist Church. Her father was the late Joel T. Kleckley and her grandfather, Rev. Jacob Kleckley, a Lutheran pastor, organized Mt. Zion Church in 1838. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. George C. Edwards, Mrs. Myrtle Lee Kelley, Orlando, two sons, Joll M. Joiner, Cecil J. Joiner, Orlando; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren..

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 20, 1967
JONES - NE SMITH - GARRETT
MRS. CARLTON [Nora NeSmith] JONES, 71, FUNERAL
Funeral services for Nora NeSmith Jones, 71, who died Friday in a Montezuma Hospital after a long illness, were held Sunday in the Marshallville Baptist Church. The Rev. William Tribble and the Rev. Robert Cantrell officiated with burial in BETHANY CEMETERY in Cochran, Ga. Mrs. Jones, a native of Bleckley County, was the widow of the late Carlton Jones. She was a member of the Marshallville Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Sim and Betty Garrett NeSmith. Survivors include one son, Charlton Jones of Marshallville; two grandchildren, Judy and Linda Jones, both of Marshallville; and several nieces and nephews.

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. November 2, 1923
MRS. HENDERSON JUSTICE DIES SUDDENLY - On Sunday morning about six o'clock, Mrs. Henderson Justice 
died very suddenly, she has been in bad health for some time but the end was not supposed to be so near. She was Mis
Berta Rooks before her marriage to Mr. Justice. She leaves her husband, ten children, her mother and father, three brothers a
nd one sister to mourn her loss. The Citizen and this whole community extend to the bereaved ones their heart felt sympathy.
[Note: Bertie, wife of Henderson Justice - Born May 2, 1881 - Died October 28, 1923 is buried in Red Hill Cem. beside 
her husband, [1882 - 1951].


REV. EDGAR LEE JENKINS

 Final rites for the Rev. Edgar Lee Jenkins, 78, of Reidsville, were held in the First Baptist Church, Montezuma, Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. A. E. Miles, Rev. C. G. Ward and Rev. B. E. Donehoo officiated and interment was in FELTON CEMETERY. 

A FORMER RESIDENT OF Ideal, the Rev. Jenkins passed away early Monday morning following a brief illness.

 He had been an ordained minister for 53 years and had served as the Institutional Chaplain at Georgia State Prison at Reidsville for the past 17 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church at Reidsville.

 A native of Box Springs, Ga., he was the son of the late Rufus and Mattie Jenkins.

 Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sue Shirah Jenkins of Reidsville[Susie Taunton Shirah Jenkins]; one daughter, Mrs. Wiley Alexander Cole, one grandson, Lester Cole and one great-grandson, baby Lester Livingston Cole, all of Montezuma; four sisters, Mrs. Frances Daniel of Rome, Mrs. Ernest Carroll of Columbus, Mrs. Ben Griffin and Miss Thelma Walls of Rome; two brothers, John Jenkins of West Point and Roy Jenkins of Box Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

 Cooper Funeral Home of Lyons was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Rev. Edgar L. Jenkins – Born August 29, 1884 – Died July 15, 1963 is buried in Felton Cemetery next to Lester D. Shirah [May 29, 1883 – August 20, 1938] Lester Shirah was the `1st husband of Rev. Jenkins wife, Susie [Taunton] Shirah Jenkins.]

 


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. August 1, 1963

 MRS. HOMER HOWELL [Julia Barfield] JOLLY

 Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Barfield Jolly, who died Thursday from an apparent heart attack, were held Monday at the PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH in Garden Valley with the Rev. T. L. Moody and the Rev. Alva Cauley officiating.

 Mrs. Jolly was a native of Macon County. She was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Amanda [Hill] Barfield, and the widow of Homer Howell Jolly.

 Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Helen Crocket of Phenix City, Ala., Mrs. Lois Harvey of Charing and Mrs. Mary Carpenter of Byron; one son. T. H. Jolly of Warner Robins.

Edwards Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: I DO NOT find a marked grave in “Cemeteries of Macon County” for Julia Barfield Jolly, nor her husband, Homer Howell Jolly]


Reynolds New Era July 9, 1930
 
Homer Jolly, a farmer living south of Reynolds in Macon County was killed by a 
white employee named Berrien Massee on the farm of Mr. Jolly.  Mr. Jolly's arm 
was shot off by a shot gun alleged to have been fired by Massee and after 
being operated on at an early hour Saturday morning in Reynolds, died at the 
home of his sister, Mrs. E. L. Brooks.  Mr. Jolly is survived by a wife, one 
son and three daughters living at home and two married daughters living in 
other parts of the country.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  November 8, 1962

PATRICIA  ANN  JONES

Patricia Jones, 9, Buried Here, Friday.
Funeral services for Miss Patricia Ann Jones of Americus, were held Friday from the First Methodist Church in Montezuma.  The Rev. C. C. Edmundson, pastor and the Rev. D. P. Ward of Americus officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
  Pallbearers were Jasper Jones, Mike Rickles, Erwin Araiel and Malcolm Crook.
  Miss Jones, 9 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David T. Jones, died Thuesday, November 1, after a long illness.
  Survivors in addition to the parents are three sisters, Debra Jones, Donna Jones and Marcia Jones, one brother, David Jones, Jr., all of Americuys, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Lane of Montezuma; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Luther T. Jones of Americus; and a number of other relatives.
  Reese Park Chapel of Americus was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Patricia Ann Jones [October 20, 1953 - November 1, 1962] is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside markers for her parents David Thomas Jones [Sept. 28, 1933 - No death date as of 1993 & Evelyn Lane Jones [Nov. 12, 1933 - No death date as of 1993]
 


Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  November 1, 1962

MRS.  GAINES  C.  [Ruby Gardner]  JOHNSON

Mrs. G. C. Johnson Buried Sunday At Oglethorpe.
Funeral services for Mrs. Gaines C. Johnson, 73, were held Sunday, October 28, in the Oglethorpe Methodist Church with the Rev. H. H. Sheppard and Rev. F. M. York officiating.  Interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
  Mrs. Johnson who died in a local hospital Friday, was a life long resident of Oglethorpe and was a member of the Methodist Church.
  Survivors include her husband, Gaines C. Johnson of Oglethorpe; two daughters, Mrs. Robert J. Greene of Oglethorpe and Mrs. William V. Robblee of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Miss Osce Gardner and Mrs. A. C. Ware, both of Oglethorpe; one brother, Rev. Roy Gardner of Hinesville, Ga.; six grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
  Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Ruby G. Johnson [July 21, 1889 - October 26, 1962] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband Gaines C. Johnson [5-25-1890 - March 17, 1967]  OOPS !!!! The death date is incorrect in "Cemeteries of Macon County"  If you have a copy, PLEASE change Gaines Johnson's death date from 1867 to 1967] Thanks.
 


Macon County Citizen - Montezuma Georgian [Merged Oct. 1931]   April 14, 1932

M.  COLLINS  JOHNSON

Mr. M. C. Johnson Dies In Alabama
Marshallville, Ga. April 14 - News was received here today of the death at St. Vincent Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. of Mr. M. Collins Johnson, formerly a resident of Macon County.  More recently Mr. Johnson has made his home in Tampa, Fla. where the funeral will be conducted Thursday afternoon.  He was on a business trip to Birmingham ten days ago when he had an attack of appendicitis, followed by an operation from which he did not recover.
  Mr. Johnson was a native of Macon County and he leaves many relatives in this section.  He was 50 years old.  Surviving in his immediate family are his mother [Step-Mother] , Mrs. Lucy Williams Johnson of Marshallville; his widow, formerly Miss Rena Mitchell of Columbia, Tenn.; a daughter, Miss Lorene Johnson and a son Collins Johnson, Jr.; two brothers, A. N. Johnson of Marshallville and J. W. Johnson of West Palm Beach, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. T. L. Mitchell of Macon, Mrs. C. A. Powell of Atlanta, Mrs.. J. W. Kennedy of Dawson and Mrs. B. B. King of Montezuma.

[Note: Albert Neece Johnson [4-11-1858 - 5-16-1895] m'd S. Mattie Collins 10-23-1879 in Macon Co., Ga. Bk. "C", then Albert Neece Johnson m'd 2nd on 2-26-1885 to Lucy W., Williams]  The above deceased M. Collins Johnson was evidently named for his Mother's family and all of the above brothers and sisters mentioned, are actually, Step brothers and Step sisters.
 


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga.

MRS.  J.  A.  [Liddie Mathis]  JORDAN

Macon County Woman Killed By Automobile.
  Mrs. Liddie Mathis Jordan, 63, was fatally injured when struck by an automobile in the city of Americus late Tuesday afternoon.  Mrs. Jordan, who with her daughter, Mrs. Eva Holloway, both of whom reside four miles out from Oglethorpe, had gone to Americus to visit a brother, at the time the accident occurred, and Mrs. Jordan was struck down as she was preparing to go across the street to enter her car and return home.  Witnesses, it is understood, claim that the accident was unavoidable.
  Mrs. Jordan was visiting her son Deal Jordan.  [Much of the article - not copied]
  Mrs. Jordan, who was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church at Buena Vista is survived by her husband, J. A. Jordan of Oglethorpe, two daughters, Mrs. E. W. Dupree of Toomsborough, Ga. and Mrs. Eva Holloway of Oglethorpe; four sons, C./G. H. Jordan of Miami, Fla.; A. H. Jordan of Canada; A. E. Jordan of Norfork, Va.; and J. D. Jordan of Americua, one sister, Mrs. J. D. Dillard of Savannah, two brothers, R. J. Mathis of Americus and J. H. Mathis of Oglethorpe and nine grandchildren.
  Funeral arranmgements were not announced but pending advice from relatives.
 


E. W. Johnson

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. March 5, 1915
MR. E. W. JOHNSON DEAD - Mr. E. W. Johnson died at his home on last Tuesday evening and the remains were interred in the City Cemetery Wednesday afternoon in the presence of a very large audience. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Monroe Murray of Ellaville at the grave.
Mr. Johnson was about 70 years of age and was one of those old heroes who wore the gray.
He leaves a wife and seven children, four sons, E. W. Johnson, Buford Johnson, Alva Johnson and Cecil Johnson of Oglethorpe and three daughters, Miss Helen Johnson of Oglethorpe, Mrs. W. F. Rushing of Macon and Mrs. P. C. Easterlin of Andersonville; one sister, Mrs. Bettie Easterlin of Andersonville; two brothers, Mr. Johnie Johnson of Andersonville and Mr. Gus Johnson of Ty Ty, besides a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his death.
[Note: E. W. Johnson Co B. 5 Ga. Res. CSA - Born February 3, 1846 - Died March 2, 1915 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Ella V. English Johnson, wife of E. W. Johnson [ Aug. 27, 1864 - Jan. 4, 1919]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 23, 1973

MRS. JESSE [Lizzie Mae Peacock] JOINER, SR.

Mrs. Lizzie Mae Peacock Joiner, age 83, passed away January 16, 1973 after an extended illness. Funeral services were held at 2 PM Wednesday, January 17, 1973 at the Watson-Mathews Funeral Chapel with Pastor John Zeigler and Pastor George Lingle officiating. Interment was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers were Herbert Coogle, Harmon Head, Clyde Smith, M. C. Denton, Marvin D. Denton and C. E. Grace. Honorary Pallbearers were Dan Harvill, T. O. Webb, Fred Edwards, Orin Perry, Julian Webb, Johnny Williams, Monroe Denton, John T. Bryan, Robert Adcock, Arthur Perry and David Head.
Mrs. Joiner was a native of Macon County and was a member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe.
Survivors are two sons, Ralph Joiner of Oglethorpe and Jesse Joiner, Jr. of Albany; two daughters, Mrs. James Lawhon of Manchester and Mrs. Melvin Faile of Rock Hill, South Carolina; one brother, Lester Peacock of Americus, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

[Note: Lizzie Peacock Joiner - Born - July 21, 1889 - Died - January 16, 1973 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Jesse Joiner, Sr. [Dec. 3, 1882 - Oct. 15, 1945] See his obit.


 

 

Mrs. William H. [Mollie Jane Wheeless] Justice

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Aug. 24, 1939
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. MOLLIE JUSTICE, 76.
Following the funeral service at the Methodist Church in Andersonville Tuesday afternoon, the body of Mrs. Mollie Justice, 76, was brought to Oglethorpe for interment in the Oglethorpe Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. W. W. Whaley of Oglethorpe and the Rev. Mr. Shippey of Andersonville.
Mrs. Justice, widow of the late William H. Justice, who died twenty-three years ago, had made her home in Andersonville since she went there as a bride fifty years ago.
She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Irene Athon and Mrs. Estelle Athon of Ellaville; Mrs. Minnie English, Mrs. Gladys Athon and Mrs. Louise Lee of Andersonville; five sons, Henderson Justice, Robert Justice and Vasa Justice of Andersonville; Allen Justice of Oglethorpe and Robert Justice of Ellaville; forty-nine grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren.[Robert is listed twice, so there is another son, not named]
[Note: Mollie Jane Justice - Born October 30, 1863 - Died August 21, 1939 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.
[Additional info in another obit, same paper, one week later: Born October 30, 1863, Mrs. Justice was reared in Macon County and lived near her birthplace throughout her life. [Daughter of Francis A. and Falba W.J. Wheeless]
Note: The survivor list is different: Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. C. M. English of Oglethorpe, Mrs. T. J. Athon and Mrs. Bryant Lee of Andersonville; three sons, W. V. Justice of Andersonville; R. J. Justice of LaCross and Allen Justice of Garden Valley; two step daughters, Mrs. N. W. Athon and Mrs. C. D. Athon of Ellaville; two stepsons, Henderson Justice and R. J. Justice of Andersonville, 46 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren
Grandsons were pallbearers: Ray and Bill Athon, Joe and Lanier Justice, Davis Lee and Riley Dillard..
[Note: William H. Justice, late husband of Mollie is buried in the Dyess Cemetery just across the county line in Schley Co. He owned the land, set aside the cemetery and is buried there W.H.Justice Born 10- 20, 1851 - Died 8-6-1917]


Robert Jarrett Justice

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Dec. 6,1951
RITES CONDUCTED WEDNESDAY FOR ROBERT J. JUSTICE [Left edge of Newspaper cut off- unreadable]
Final Rites for Robert Jarrett Justice, resident of Montezuma for the past six years, were conducted in the local Methodist Church Wednesday at 3 o'clock. The Rev. Clarence G. Ward, Baptist pastor, officiated and interment was in the Red Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were nephews of the deceased: David Lee, Marvin Athon, ______Athon, H. V. Dillard, Bill Athon and Luther Justice.
Mr. Justice died at his home on Railroad Street late Monday night after a lengthy illness. A retired farmer, he was a resident of Andersonville before moving to Montezuma.
Survivors include his wife, the former Annie Lucille English of Montezuma; three daughters, Mrs. ____Peaster of Montezuma; Mrs. ___Griffin of Unadilla, and Mrs. ___ Wynn of Americua; two sons, __ert Justice of Atlanta and Ben Justice of Montezuma; two brothers, ____Justice of Schley County and ___ Justice of Florida; five sisters, Mrs. N. W. Athon, Mrs. C. D. ____ and Mrs. Minnie English all of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Gladys Athon and Mrs. B. A. Lee of Andersonville.
Smith Tindol Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
[Note: Robert J. Justice 1884 - 1951 is buried in Red Hill Cemetery beside his wife, Lucile E. Justice [1892-1967]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   May 27, 1943

 MRS.  ROBERT   LEE  [Laura Hill]  JONES

 Mrs. Laura Hill Jones, Native of County, Dies On Monday.

  Mrs. Laura Hill Jones of Miona Springs, a native of Macon County who had lived here all of her life, died Monday afternoon at her home.

  Services were held at PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH with interment in the CHURCHYARD CEMETERY. The Rev. John D. Zeigler was the officiating pastor.

  Mrs. Jones is survived by five children, among whom are Mrs. J. D. Jolly and Mrs. Pearl Massey of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Jim West of Nashville, Ga.

  Pallbearers at the funeral were Yancey Booth, Roy Booth, L. J. Hill, George Hill, Douglas Griggers and Morris Hood.

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Pleasant Grove Cemetery for either Robert Lee Jones or Laura Hill Jones.    She was born about 1868 and died in May, 1943 – Robert Lee Jones was born abt 1867 since he was 33/1900 Macon Co., Ga. Census and he died before his wife, date not known as yet.]


OBITS   for  April   2003

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  August 13, 1942

 MRS.  CHARLIE  E  [Mattie  Hill]   JONES

 Mrs. Charlie Jones Buried Last Friday.

  Mrs. Mattie Hill Jones, 49, died suddenly last Thursday at her home near Oglethorpe.  Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH, with the Rev. Carl Ayers, pastor, officiating.

  Surviving Mrs. Jones; death are her husband, Charlie Jones, four sisters, Mrs. George Hornsby of Jacksonville, Ga.; Mrs. B. J. Jordan of Daytona Beach, Fla.; Miss Christine Hill of Montezuma; Mrs. E. R. Garrett of Sylvester; two brothers, Henry Hill and Leland Hill, both of Lilly, Ga.

  Mrs. Jones was born in Macon County and had lived here all her life.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hill.

  Pallbearers at the services were: David Whatley, William Jones, Robert Jones, Henry Hill, Herman Hill and Leland Hill.

 

[Note: Mattie Hill Jones [12-1-1893 – 8-8-1942] is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside  2 Unmarked Adult Graves]


OBITS    FOR    JUNE    2003

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 8, 2003

 FRED    CECIL     JOINER

 Fred Cecil Joiner; 80, of Montezuma, Ga. passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2002.  Funeral services were held Thursday, January 2, 2002 at ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY.

  Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Coleman Westbrook Joiner and Lizzie Hammock Joiner.  He served 23 years in the U.S.Navy and retired in 1964.  He was a Catholic.

  He is survived by his wife, Patricia Conrad Joiner of Montezuma, daughter, Jackie Joiner Robinson of Montezuma, grandson, Jamie Jacobson of Montezuma, brothers, Marvin Joiner of Ideal, Carl Joiner of Perry, William Joiner of Montezuma, sister Allie Ruth Joiner Forsling of Montezuma,

  Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma was in charge.


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Nov. 4, 1927
MRS. S. F. JOHNSON PASSES AWAY
[Note: I need to get a copy from the Courthouse] The microfilm is too dim to read.
[Note: Sarah Frances Johnson Born 2-13-1845 Died
Oct. 28, 1927 - Buried in Oglethorpe, Ga.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 25, 1954

VERNON EUGENE JAMES

Ideal Youth, 15, Accidently Shot While Hunting.

Funeral services for Vernon Eugene James, Ideal, who was accidentally shot by his own gun Wednesday while out hunting, were held Thursday, November 18, at the County Line Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Thomas officiating. Burial was in the COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

Serving as pallbearers were Bruce Jones, Reese Layfield, Jimmy Cromer, T. A. Fowler, Clifton Brooks and Glenn Childs. Members of the eleventh grade at the Oglerthorpe High School, classmates of the youth, acted as an honorary escort.

Macon County Sheriff, W. T. Jolly, said the shot was self-inflicted and apparently accidental. The youth was found in the woods by a searching party approximately three hours after the shooting.

Young James was born February 4, 1939, in Macon County, the son of Velder James and the late Lena Parks. In addition to his father, survivors include a sister, Miss Avoline James; three brothers, Herman James, Glynwood James and David James and one grandparent, Mrs. W. H. James, all of Ideal.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for Vernon Eugene James NOR do I find one for his father, Velder "Jerry" James [ca. 1912 - 9-25-1963] See his Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 23, 1983

MRS. WILLIAM THOMAS [Clara Carswell] JOLLY

Mrs. Jolly.

Mrs. Clara Carswell Jolly, age 74, of Oglethorpe, Ga., died Thursday, March 17, 1983 in the Macon County Medical Center of Montezuma, Ga.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 19, in the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. The Rev. Bill Deakins officiated. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS.

Mrs. Jolly was born July 12, 1908 in Tattnall County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie B. Carswell. She lived in Oglethorpe for the past 54 years and was the wife of the late William Thomas Jolly. She was a retired school teacher having taught in the Oglethorpe public school system for 35 years. She was a librarian for 13 years at Southland Academy in Montezuma. She was a member of Oglethorpe Baptist Church, where she was organist and pianist for 40 years. She was a graduate of Georgia State College for Women and a member of Oglethorpe Garden Club and the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Joan Melin of Griffin and Mrs. Andrea Sams of Reynolds; a brother R. E. Carswell of Glennville; six grandchildren, John Melin, Jr., Joni Melin, Jeffrey Melin and Jamie Melin of Griffin, Frank Sams, III and Claire Sams of Reynolds; four nieces, Mrs. Carl Joiner of Perry, Mrs. Jimmy Still of Columbia, S.C., Mrs. Howard Park, Jr. of LaGrange, Mrs. Jim Kemp of Atlanta; one nephew, John Jolly of Tallahassee, Fla.

Active pallbearers were Howard Park, Jr., Carl Joiner, Sr. Carl Joiner, Jr., Jimmy Joiner, J. B. Joiner, Jimmy Still, Tommy Still and Jim Kemp.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of the Baptist Church.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Clara Carswell Jolly [July 12, 1908 - March 17, 1983] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, William Thomas Jolly, II [September 10, 1905 - November 7, 1982] See his obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 10, 1982

WILLIAM THOMAS JOLLY, II

Mr. William Thomas Jolly - Former Sheriff of Macon County, Ga.

Mr. William Thomas Jolly, age 77, of Oglethorpe, Ga., died Sunday, November 7, 1982, in the Macon County Medical Center of Montezuma, Ga.

Funeral services were held at 3:30 P.M. Tuesday, November 9, in the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. The Rev. Bill Deakins and The Rev. F. M. York officiated. Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Mr. Jolly was born September 10, 1905 in Macon County, the son of J. O. L. and Sally Underwood Jolly. He was a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church of which he was a life time Deacon. He was a member of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge, the Al Shiah Shrine Temple, and the Scottish Rite Bodies. He was a charter member of both the Macon County Shrine Club and the Oglethorpe Lions Club. He was a member of the Ga. Sheriff's Association and the Peace Officers Association of Georgia. He resided in Macon County all his life and until his retirement in 1964, served as Sheriff of Macon County for 31 years, with a total of 38 years with the Macon County Sheriff's Dept.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Clara Carswell Jolly of Oglethorpe, two daughters, Mrs. Joan Melin of Griffin, Ga. and Mrs. Andrea Sams of Reynolds, Ga. and six grandchildren.

Active pallbearers were John Jolly, Carl Joiner, Sr., Carl Joiner, Jr., Jimmy Still, Jr., Jimmy Still, Sr. and Howard Park, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were Deacons of Oglethorpe Baptist Church and all local and state law enforcement officers. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: William Thomas Jolly, II [September 10, 1905 - November 7, 1982] Sheriff 33 years is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Clara Carswell Jolly [July 12, 1908 - March 17, 1983]


Montezuma-Georgian - Novembere 14, 1929


FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. J. J. JONES


Mrs. J. J. Jones, 47 died Friday afternoon at her home here after a long illness. Mrs. Jones, who before her marriage was Miss Nettie Poole of Beuna Vista, daughter of Mrs. G. W. Poole and the late Mr. G. W. Poole, was a faithful and consistent member of the Free Will Baptist Church at Little Bethel. Her life was beautiful in Christian example of patient, devoted service, to God and her fellowman.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. J. J. Jones and five children, Henley Jones, Neva Nell Jones, Mr. S. O. Jones, Mr. Monroe Jones and Mrs. John Weeks, also by her mother, Mrs. G. W. Poole, six sisters; Mrs. W. T. Bell of Ellaville; Mrs. Ola Jordan of Pelham; Mrs. Ida Simmons of Beuna Vista; Mrs. J. T. Hobbs of Ideal; Mrs. R. J. Jonson of Fort Valley, and Miss Neva Poole of Ideal. Three brothers: Mr. B. U. Poole of Ellaville; Mrs. G. H. Poole of Opelika, Al., and Mr. W. W. Poole of Ideal.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from Little Bethel Church by Rev. Emerson and Rev. H. L. Lumpkin.
Pallbearers were: Mr. R. M. McInvale, Monroe Jones, Seaborn Jones; Horace Cromer, Well Poole, B. U. Poole
Interment was in the Little Bethel Cemetery.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  April 23, 1986

 

MRS.   EDGAR   P.   [Loy  Barfield]   KELLEY   JAMES

 

  Mrs. Loy Barfield Kelley James, 83, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, died Thursday, April 17, 1986 in the Macon County Medical Center.  Funeral services were held at 3 pm Friday, April 18, in the Oglethorpe Baptist Church.  The Rev. William W. Givens officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.

  Mrs. James was born January 24, 1903 in Macon County, where she lived all of her life, the daughter of Martin Barfield and Leona Chapman Barfield.  She was a homemaker and a member of Oglethorpe Baptist Church.

  Survivors are her husband, Edgar P. James; two daughters, Mrs. Charlie Stafford of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Claude Hogg of Miami, Florida; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren.

  Pallbearers were Tommy Hogg, Charles Stafford, Morris Stafford. Kenny Stafford, Joey Caprio, Neil Bowen and Wade Halstead.  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Loy B. Kelley James    -  Born  January 24, 1903  -  Died  April 17, 1986  is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Charles Herbert Kelley  [2-23-1902  -  7-7-1953]  See his Obit


 

THE BUTLER HERALD

 Volume 54   Butler, Ga., July 10, 1930    Number 36

Macon County Tragedy Greatly Deplored By Local Citizens

  Mr. Homer Howell Jolly, well known Macon County citizen and brother of Sheriff J. O. L. Jolly, was mortally wounded Friday night with a shot gun said to have been fired by Berrien [my note: Berryman] Massee [Massey], white man employed on the Jolly farm in the Miona Springs section of Macon county.

   According to reports the shooting followed an argument sometime during the day Friday between the two men over business matters pertaining to the farm which they operated jointly.

   The shooting took place at Jolly's home Friday night between 8 and 9 o'clock, when it is said Massee appeared at the Jolly home, called for Mr. Jolly, who had retired for the night and as he opened the front door was fired upon by Massee.  The full charge from the gun found lodgment in Mr. Jolly's right arm and side, the bones in the arm being so shattered that amputation of that member at the shoulder joint was determined necessary by attending physicians.

   Following the shooting Friday night Mr. Jolly was carried by ambulance early Saturday morning to the office of Dr. S. H. Bryan, in Reynolds, where the amputation of his arm and dressing of other wounds were performed by Drs. Bryan and Liggin, of Reynolds, and Dr. Savage, of Montezuma, the wounded man being removed later to the home of his sister, Mrs. E. L. Brooks, in Reynolds, where he died a few hours later, the hour of his death being given as about 11o'clock Saturday morning. [Actual death date was 5 Jul 1930]

   Massee was apprehended several miles from his home Saturday by Macon county officers, who arrested and placed him in the county jail at Oglethorpe to await grand jury action at the next term of Macon county Superior Court.

   This affair is one of the most deplorable that has occurred in Macon or adjoining counties in many years.

   Massee is about 40 years of age and unmarried.[He was actually about 30 years of age.]

   Mr. Jolly is survived by his widow five daughters and one son. The children are: Hilda, Ouida, Lois, Ruth, Hazel and Ted Jolly.  Other near relatives surviving him are three brothers, Messrs. W. T. and J.O. L. Jolly, of Oglethorpe, and J. D. Jolly, of Marshallville; and one sister  Mrs. E.L. Brooks of Reynolds.  He was about 43 years of age, born and reared in Macon county.

 

   Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, at Garden Valley, was held for the deceased one of the saddest funeral services, and one of the largest attended ever witnessed at that place, the last sad rites being conducted by Rev. E. L. Jinks, assisted by Rev. J. E. Summers, of Oglethorpe and Rev. M. O. Williams, of Reynolds.  The pall bearers were: Messrs D. C. Smith, Walter Jones, J. C. Watkins, R. O Sutton, Tom Lowe and Houston Busbee.  Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of  G. H. Goddard & Co., of Reynolds.

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Note:  1930 Macon Co., GA Census

# 1002 GMD/SD# 10

21 Apr 1930

DN# 156 / FN# 157

Line 10

Neisler's Store Road

Jolly, Homer H  head O yes m w 44 M 19 GA GA GA                                Farmer   General Farming

         Julia wife  f w 42 M GA GA GA none

         Sidney son m w 17 S GA GA GA none

         Lois dau f w 12 S GA GA GA none

         Ruth H. dau f w 9 S GA GA GA none

         Hazel dau f w 4 ?/12 S GA GA GA none

         William T. brother m w 59 S GA GA GA none Line 17 DN# 157 / FN# 158

Massey, Berryman Head R m w 28 S GA GA GA                               Laborer  General farming

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Berryman Massey was the son of Berry R. and Puss/Lily Hill Massey. Grandson of Kimbrell Massey and John Hill. Berryman Massey was in Macon County in 1910 in his parents household shown as 11/12 months old. In 1910 he is listed in the census of Baldwin County GA in the South Georgia Methodist Orphans Home in Milledgeville. He was taken to the Home in 1908 by his uncle Thomas A. Shirah and was released in 1917 to his brother William T. Massey. In 1920 he is listed in the household of his cousin Fletcher Barfield in Macon County and lived next door to Homer Jolly as shown above in 1930. Berryman Massey died 5 Jul 1931 in the Georgia State Penitentiary in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, GA and is buried in the City/Memory Hill Cemetery in Milledgeville. I am awaiting Berryman Massey's death certificate to see what the exact cause of death may have been. His sentence for this crime was life in prison.

Harriett Fuquay

I ,first, must make a correction to the last submission about Berryman Massey.  In 1900 he was in the household of his parents who were residing in Macon County GA not 1910.

 I have been sent, by Davine Campbell, some documents pertaining to Berryman Massey's arrest and trial. On 23 Jul 1930 an order for the arrest of Berryman Massey was issued.  Berryman waived his commitment trial and was held without bond for his appearance on the first day of the next term or session of the Superior Court of Macon County.  He was indicted for Murder Nov 1930. His trial took place in November of 1930.  Witnesses for the State were, Mrs. Homer Jolly, Miss Jolly, Dr. C. P. Savage and J. O. L. Jolly. Berryman's attorneys were J. J. Buel and L. L. Woodward.  Prosecutor was J.O. L. Jolly and Hollis Fort was Solicitor General.  Berryman was found guilty but the jury recommended mercy on 12 Nov 1930. He was sentenced to life in prison.

  

                         The Report of Conviction

                            Descritive List

                          >From Macon County

 

                                  Oglethorpe, Ga., Nov. 15, 1930

 Name: Berryman Massey

Color: White

Sex: Male

Age: 28

Crime: Murder

Court: Superior Court of Macon County

Sentence: Life

Date of Conviction: November 12 - 1930

Height: 5" 7"

Weight: 140

Color Hair: Blk

Color Eyes: Brown

Apparent Physical condition: Good

 

                          DEATH CERTIFICATE

 Place of Death:Baldwin County

District: 319

Town or City: Milledgeville

Street and Number: Ga State Prison Farm

Full Name: Berryman Massee

Residence: Ga State Prison Farm

Sex: Male

Race: White

Date of Birth: 1900

Age: 31

Occupation: Prisoner State Prison

Birthplace: USA

Father: ? (they did not know)

Mother:?  (they did not know)

Informant: J. M. Burke

Address: State Prison Farm

Burial Place: State Farm Cemetery

 Milledgeville on July 5, 1931

Date of Death: July 5th 1931 at 3 P M

 I hereby certify that I attended the deceased from July 1st 1931 to July 5, 1931.  I last saw him alive on July 5th, 1931 death is said to have occurred on the date and hour stated above.

 The principal cause of death was - sunstroke.

 Signed: O. C. Woods M. D.

            Milledgeville Ga

Filed: July 10th, 1931

Signed: R. M Watson Local Registrar

 


Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. June 20, 1963

 CAPTAIN CHARLES BUFORD JOHNSON, JR.

 Captain Charles B. Johnson, Jr., 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buford Johnson, Sr. of Oglethorpe, has been killed in action in Viet Nam.

 According to a telegram received from the Army, Capt. Johnson was killed on Friday, June 14, by small arms fire after being ambushed. He was accompanying a Civil Guard Company.

 His body will be returned to Oglethorpe for burial. Date of arrival is yet unknown but will be announced by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

Burial will be in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

 A native of Oglethorpe, Capt. Johnson was a graduate of Oglethorpe High School and received an A. B. Degree from North Georgia College, Dahlonega. He was a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. He had been in the Army about six years.

 Survivors include his parents; his wife, Mrs. Constance M. Johnson and one daughter, Carolina, who have been making their home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and several uncles and aunts.

 [Note: Charles B. Johnson, Jr. – Capt. Inf. MAAG – Vietnam BSM-PH – Born April 7, 1934 – Died June 14, 1963 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his Mother, Florence Perry Johnson [Sept. 22, 1899 – Jan. 26, 1992] & Father, Charles Buford Johnson, Sr. [Aug. 25, 1900 – Oct. 26, 1966]

 


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. June 20, 1963

 MRS. R. W. [Leila Baldwin] JOHNSON

 Funeral services for Mrs. Lelia Baldwin Johnson, 88, were held Wednesday, June 12, at the graveside in MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY. The Rev. William Childres officiated.

 Mrs. Johnson died on Tuesday at a Marshallville rest home after a long illness. She was a native of Macon County and a member of the Marshallville Methodist Church.

 Survivors include one sister, Miss Ettiene Baldwin of Albany, and several nieces and nephews.

 Rooks Funeral Home of Fort Valley was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Leila Baldwin Johnson – Born December 25, 1874 – Died June 11, 1963 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery. Her grave is marked, in a Baldwin Family Lot No. 38. She is probably buried beside her husband, R. W. Johnson who died on January 21, 1935 and I find no marked grave for him. See his OBIT.]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  March 14, 1984

EARNEST   WILLIE   JONES

  Funeral services for Mr. Earnest W. Jones, age 79, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, were held Friday, March 9, 1984, in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.  The Rev. Gene Wilson and the Rev. T. J. Waldrop officiated.  Mr. Jones died Wednesday, March 7, in the Macon County Medical Center.

  Mr. Jones, a native of Houston County, was born November 15, 1904, the son of Charlie Jones and Minnie Taylor Jones.  He had resided in Oglehtorpe for the past 45 years and was a retired guard with The Macon County Correctional Institution.  He attended Whitewater Baptist Church.

  Survivors are his wife, Mattie Hudson Jones of Oglethorpe; one daughter, Mrs. Eloise Jones Mygrant of Oglethorpe; five sons, William B. Jones, Jessie Jones and Rufus Jones, all of Oglethorpe, W. C. Jones of Macon, James W. Jones of Perry; three sisters, Mrs. Nadine Dobson of Forsyth, Mrs. Robert Sikes of Undadilla, Mrs. Ruth Hawkins of Brooksville, Florida; one brother, Emmett Jones of Macon; 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren.

  Pallbearers:  David Jones, Ray Mygrant, Ronald Mygrant, Wes Jones, Ernie Jones and Marvin Duke.

 

[Note:  Ernest Willie Jones  -  Born November 15, 1904  -  Died  Marc 7, 1984 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside a marker for Mattie Hudson Jones  [b. 8-2-1907 - No Death Date as of 1993 when Cem. Survey was made]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 8, 1987

MRS. J. T. [Berta Raburn] JONES

Funeral services for Mrs. Berta Raburn Jones, 84 of Meigs, Ga., who died Saturday, April 4,, was held Sunday April 5, at Parker Funeral Home in Camilla with interment in the SPRING HILL CEMETERY.
Mrs. Jones was born and reared in Macon County. She moved to Mitchell County in 1924. She was the wife of the late J. T. Jones and was a member of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Grayson Jones and Eugene Jones of Hinsonton, Ga., Alvin Jones of Gainesville, Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. Annie Retha Argo of Hinsonton, Ga., Mrs. Eudene Johnson of Americus, Ga., Mrs. Ethel Hudson of Newton, Ga.; one step-son, Addison Jones of Columbus, Ga.; four step-daughters, Mrs. Iva Adams of Camilla, Mrs. Eloise Bono of Jacksonville, Fl., Mrs. Essie Lou Childs of Butler, Ga., Mrs. Jessie Turner of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Miss Mary Lou Raburn of Pelham, Mrs. Doris Vanzant of Montezuma, Ga. 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 10, 1960

MRS. THOMAS JEFFERSON [Mary Emily Wadsworth] JOHNSON

Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Johnson of Decatur; formerly of Ideal, passed away November 2, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Her late husband, T. Jeff Johnson, who was a prominent businessman and civic leader of Ideal, died there in 1950. It was then that Mrs. Johnson went to Decatur to live with her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Gillespie.

Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of the late Dr. J. N. Wadsworth and Martha Murray Wadsworth of this county. She was a member of Decatur First Methodist Church and was active in the Philathea Class and Woman's Society of Christian Service.

In addition to her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Gillespie, she is survived by a son, Ferrell N. Johnson of Macon and a granddaughter, Sandra Johnson, also of Macon; a sister, Mrs. Will P. Mims of Americus and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at Turner's Trinity Chapel in Decatur on November 3, with Dr. Frank Crawley, pastor, First Methodist Church in Decatur and Rev. Robison and Rev. McKibbon, associate pastor, officiating.

Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY on November 3rd. Services at the graveside were conducted by the Rev. H. H. Sheppard, pastor of Oglethorpe Methodist Church.

[Note: Mary Emily Wadsworth, wife of Thomas Jefferson Johnson - Born September 13, 1879 - Died November 2, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Thomas Jefferson Johnson [Feb. 16, 1880 - Oct. 14, 1950]See his OBIT [Note: It was posted on the Macon Co., Ga. Web 5-9-2000 but I cannot find it today.]




 

 

The Daily Sun, Warner Robins, Houston County, Georgia Wednesday March 23, 1983 MANY THANKS to Helen Hudson for submitting this obit.

OTHA JINKS

Ideal, GA--Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. March 19 in Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church in Butler for Otha Jinks, 62, of Ideal and formerly of Warner Robins, who died March 16 at his residence.
Burial was in the church cemetery. Elder Julian Asbell, Elder Bentley Adams, and the Rev. Gene Ross officiated.
Jinks was a nataive of Taylor County and lived most of his live in Ideal, with the exception of 26 years that he lived in Warner Robins.
He was a retired sheet metal worker at Robins Air Force Base and a member of Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World WAr II and a former prisioner of war in Germany for 20 months. He was also a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Corine Daniel Jinks of Ideal; a son, Sgt. Riley Jinks of Bamberg, West Germany; a daughter, Ann Jinks of Atlanta; two brothers, Arthur Jinks and Randol Jinks, both of Ideal; a grandson; four stepgrandchildren; and two great-stepgrandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

The Macon Telegraph - Macon, Ga. January 6, 1992

MRS. DAVID MORGAN [Ethel Smisson] JONES

Marshallville - Ethel Smisson Jones, 84, of W. Main Street, died Sunday in a local hospital. She was a member of Marshallville United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Smisson and Mary Webb Smisson and was the widow of Morgan Jones.
Survivors: children: David Morgan Jones of Smyrna, Ga. and Martha Jones Easter of Dallas, Texas; brothers and sisters, Grace Tharpe, C. T. Smisson, Sam Smisson, Cliff Smisson, Clara Smith and Ann Rigdon, all of Fort Valley, Martha Caldwell of Thomaston, and John S. Smisson of Macon; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services: 2 pm Tuesday in Marshallville United Methodist Church. Burial MARSHALLVILLE CITY CEMETERY. The Revs. Jay Harris and Kenny Thompson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Marshallville United Methodist Church.
Rooks Funeral Home in Fort Valley has charge of arrangements.

[Note:Ethel Smisson Jones - Born 12-22-1907 - Died January 5, 1992 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, David Morgan Jones, Sr. [8-4-1904 - 12-14-1967] See his obit.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 28, 1983

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to MRS. COLEMAN WESTBROOK [Lizzie Hammock] JOINER

Mrs. Joiner Celebrates her 91st Birthday.
Mrs. Lizzie H. Joiner celebrated her 91st birthday on September 15, 1983 and was honored with a family dinner on September 18, at the Macon County Jaycee Clubhouse. All 11 of her children were present: M/M ROY JOINER of Fort Valley; MRS. ANNIE JOINER HARPE of Warner Robins; M/M JAMES D. JOINER of Napa, Calif.; M/M MARVIN JOINER of Ideal; MRS. GEORGE A BOSCH of Riverside, Calif.; M/M FRED C. JOINER of Montezuma; MRS. MARY LOU JOINER HUTCHINGS of Columbus; M/M THOMAS HAM of Montezuma; M/M CARL JOINER of Perry; M/M WALTER FORSLING of Montezuma; M/M WILLIAM E. JOINER of Montezuma.
Grandchildren attending were: Hugh Joiner of Lakeland, Fla.; Jackie Joiner of Montezuma; Mrs. Rick Strategos of Atlanta; Phoebe Joiner of Perry; Carl Joiner, Jr. and friend, Debbie of Perry; Mrs. Ben Carroll of Jasper, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Duke of Montezuma.
Great grandchildren attending were Andrea and Traci Strategos of Atlanta; Mary Leigh Carroll of Jasper, Fla.; and Jonathan and Michael Duke of Montezuma.
Mrs. Joiner's sister, Daisy Lee Hammock of Montezuma, also attended.


 

The Daily Sun, Warner Robins, Houston County, Georgia Wednesday March 23, 1983 MANY THANKS to Helen Hudson for submitting this obit.

OTHA JINKS

Ideal, GA--Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. March 19 in Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church in Butler for Otha Jinks, 62, of Ideal and formerly of Warner Robins, who died March 16 at his residence.
Burial was in the church cemetery. Elder Julian Asbell, Elder Bentley Adams, and the Rev. Gene Ross officiated.
Jinks was a nataive of Taylor County and lived most of his live in Ideal, with the exception of 26 years that he lived in Warner Robins.
He was a retired sheet metal worker at Robins Air Force Base and a member of Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World WAr II and a former prisioner of war in Germany for 20 months. He was also a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Corine Daniel Jinks of Ideal; a son, Sgt. Riley Jinks of Bamberg, West Germany; a daughter, Ann Jinks of Atlanta; two brothers, Arthur Jinks and Randol Jinks, both of Ideal; a grandson; four stepgrandchildren; and two great-stepgrandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.
 


 

Newspaper Unknown - April 27, 1995 - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection

MRS. WILLIE B. [Ruby Lee Teele] JAMES, SR.

Oglethorpe - Ruby Lee Teele James, 81, of Route 1, died Thursday. Born in Schley County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Lela H. Teele. She was a homemaker and was a member of County Line Methodist Church. She was the widow of Willie B. James, Sr.
Survivors: children, W. B. James, Jr. of Ellaville, Elene J. Windham and Linda James, both of Oglethorpe, and Arnita Jowers of Macon; sister, Lucile James of Ellaville; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services: 11 am today in COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURHC, Ideal, Burial: the CHURCH CEMETERY. The Revs. Clarence Keene and Brooks Partain will officiate. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.
 

 

Newspaper Unknown - October 1986 - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection

MRS. JESSE [Lucile Barfield] JAMES

Mrs. Lucile Barfield James, 80, of Ideal, died October 6, 1986 in the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.
Services were held October 8th at 2 pm in the Ideal Baptist Church with Rev. Sidney Clay officiating. Burial was in the COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Mrs. James was a native of Taylor County but had lived in Macon County since 1925. She was a retired dietcian from Riverside Hospital in Montezuma.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Alton Phillips of Ideal; three granddaughters, Mrs. Ronald Shipman of Forsyth, Mrs. Caron Cornelison of Dalton and Mrs. Sharon Locke of Oglethorpe; two great grandsons, Ronnie Shipman and Jason Cornelison.
Watson- Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Lucile Barfield James - Born November 26, 1905 - Died October 6, 1986 is buried in County Line Cemetery beside her husband, Jesse James [11-17-1902 - 4-25-1975]
 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 3, 1984

JAMES EUGENE JOINER

Services At Cedar Valley for James E. Joiner, 65 of Montezuma.
Mr. James Eugene Joiner, age 65, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Saturday, September 29, 1984 at his home.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, October 1, in Cedar Valley Baptist Church. The Rev. Jack Neill officiated and burial was in CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Mr. Joiner, was born December 31, 1918, in Charleston, S.C., the son of Earl Joiner and Kathleen O'
Loughlin Joiner. He was reared in Dooly County, Ga. and had resided in Montezuma since 1968. He was a resident engineer with the Dept. of Transportation, an Army Veteran of World War II, and a member and deacon of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Peggy Peyton Joiner of Montezuma; a son, Cleve H. Hicks of Ft. Myers, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Don Howard of Alpharetta; two brothers, Charles Joiner of Bonaire, Arthur Joiner of Lilly; two sisters, Mrs. William Causey of Macon, Mrs. Roger Eden of Warner Robins, and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers - Honorary pallbearers - Not copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: James E. Joiner - Born December 31, 1918 - Died September 29, 1984 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery]

 

 

 

Mrs. L. R. Jackson Buried Sunday At Fort Valley.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lilla Robbie Jackson, 62, of Fort Valley, who died Friday after a long illness at Peach County Hospital, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Fort Valley First Methodist Church.
The Rev. Roy McTier officiated with burial in OAKLAWN CEMETERY.
Mrs. Jackson was a former resident of Montezuma, having moved to Fort Valley about 15 years ago. She was the former Lilla Robbie Welch.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond Jackson of Fort Valley; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Bowman and Mrs. Ralph Arnold, both of Fort Valley, a son, C. R. Jackson of Dickenson, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. L. C. Tallent of Montezuma, Mrs. Sidney Murphy of Tifton, Mrs. J. F. Warren and Mrs. Lehman Smith, both of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, James A. Welch, Jr. of Augusta; and seven grandchildren.

[Note: Robbie L. Jackson - Born August 27, 1902 - Died February 6, 1965 is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery beside her husband, C. Raymond Jackson [10-17-1900 - 12-9-1977]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 5, 1992

MRS. CHARLES BUFORD [Florence Perry] JOHNSON, SR.

Service for Mrs. Florence Perry Johnson, 92 of Montezuma.
Mrs. Florence Perry Johnson, 92, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Sunday, January 26, 1992 in the Montezuma Health Care Center.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, in the Oglethorpe Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Givens officiating. Burial was in the OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS.
Mrs. Johnson, a lifelong resident of Macon County, was born September 22, 1899, the daughter of Charles Perry and Anne Mott Perry. She was a retired elementary school teracher and retired case worker with the Macon County Department of Family and Childrens Services. She was the oldest member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church and the wife of the late Charles Buford Johnson, Sr.
Survivors are a granddaughter, Miss Caroline Johnson of Atlanta, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Constance Mendez Johnson of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and several nieces and a nephew. Mrs. Johnson's son, the late Captain Charles Buford Johnson, Jr. died in Vietnam, and the family request that donations be made to the Memorial Loan Fund in his name at North Georgia College, Dahlonega, Georgia.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Florence Perry, wife of C. B. Johnson - Born September 22, 1899 - Died January 26, 1992 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Charles Buford Johnson, Sr. [8-25-1900 - Oct. 26, 1966]
 



 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 5, 1992

PERRY HASLAM JOHNSON

Services Held For Perry H. Johnson, 82, of Montezuma.
Mr. Perry Haslam Johnson, 82 of 208 Minor Avenue, Montezuma, Ga. died Saturday, February 1, 1992 in the Flint River Community Hospital.
Services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 2, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Gregg officiating. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mr. Johnson was born October 19, 1909 in Macon County, the son of Harley N. Johnson and Ethel Perry Johnson. He had resided in Macon County for all of his life, and was a retired building contractor and a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Pazette S. Johnson, two daughters, Mrs. Lynn J. Everett of Americus and Mrs. Janice J. Everett of Albany, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Martha McElroy of East Point, Ga., two sisters, Mrs. Cecil J. Patterson and Mrs. Marie J. French, both of Montezuma, six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

[Note: Perry Haslam Johnson - Born October, 19, 1909 - Died February 1, 1992 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside Lucille Britt Johnson [August 19, 1915 - July 29, 1981]
[Note: Mr. Perry H. Johnson built "our" house in 1967.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 11, 1965

MRS. G. RAYMOND {Jewell Russell] JOHNSON

Mrs. Johnson, Native of County, Dies In Iowa.
Mrs. Jewell R. Johnson of Ottumwa, Iowa, sister of Mrs. J. R. Curtis of Montezuma, passed away early Friday at a hospital there after a long illness.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday from the Ottumwa Episcopal Church with burial in the OTTUMWA CEMETERY.
Mrs. Johnson was born and reared in Macon County, the daughter of the late B. F. and Abbie Russell. She was the wife of Dr. G. Raymond Johnson , Jr. who is an attorney in Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Craig W. Shirey of Waterloo, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Curtis of Montezuma and Mrs. Charles W. Yokley of Washington, D.C.; and one brother, Hooper W., Russell of Sarasota, Fla.
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 20, 1958

MRS. WILLIAM HANSELL [Leola Bray] JAMES

Funeral Services To Be Held today For Mrs. Leola James, 75.
Mrs. Leola Bray James, 75, of Ideal, died early Wednesday, after an illness of about four years.
A native of Marion County, she had lived most of her life in Macon County. She was the widow of the late, William Hansel James.
Survivors inlude two daughters, Mrs. Carl Holstead of Ellaville, Mrs. L. D. Jones of Ideal; six sons, Vyndel James of Oglethorpe, Velder James, Lester B. James, Willie Bray James, J. R. James and Martin James, all of Ideal; one sister, Mrs. L. R. Payne of Longwood, Fla.; one brother, Jim Bray of Oglethorpe; twenty-one grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted today [Thursday] at 2 o'clock from County Line Baptist Church of which she was a member with the Rev. J. L. Whitley and Rev. H. H. Gregory officiating. Interment will follow in the COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. Smith-Harris Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Leola B. James - Born October 29, 1882 - Died February 19, 1958 is buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery beside her husband, William H. James [Oct. 14, 1879 - Feb. 1, 1941]
 

 

 Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 6, 1958

MRS. JAMES A. [Allie Belle Brooks] JOHNSTON

Mrs. Allie Johnston, Former Teacher, Buried Friday.
Funeral services for Mrs. Allie Belle Johnston, 61, of Ideal, were conducted at the Ideal Methodist Church Friday at 3:30 p.m. the Rev. Henry Thomas, the Rev. H. H. Gregory and the Rev. W. W. Whaley officiating. Burial was in IDEAL CEMETERY with Smith-Harris Funeral Home in charge.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
A member of the Ideal Methodist Church, Mrs. Johnston was active in church work until her health failed several years ago. She taught school for 42 years.
Survivors, include her husband, J. A. Johnston; a sister, Mrs. V. M. Culpepper of Clinton, La.; three brothers, W. P. Brooks of Ideal, R. C. Brooks of Reynolds and the Rev. H. S. Brooks of Cordele.

[Note: Allie Belle Johnston - Born June 21, 1896 - Died February 27, 1958 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside hger husband, Jamers A. Johnston [Oct. 31. 1879 - April 18, 1961] See his Obit.

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 1, l958

ABE JORDAN

MRS. ABE [Lula Perry] JORDAN

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Jordan Die After Lengthy Illnesses Butler, Ga. - Funeral services for Abe Jordan, 83, who died Sunday afternoon at his residence after a lengthy illness, were held Monday at 4 p.m. at Little Bethel Baptist Church in Ideal.
The Rev. C. L. Perdue, assisted by the Rev. W. R. Lawhorne, officiated. Burial was in the LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Mr. Jordan's wife, Mrs. Lula Perry Jordan, 73, died Friday following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Little Bethel Baptist Church in Ideal with the Rev. Perdue and Rev. Lawhorne officiating. Burial in LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Survivors of Mr. and Mrs. Jordan include three daughters, Mrs. Joel Peed of Macon, Mrs. Earl Bone of Butler and Mrs. W. M. Bussey of Reynolds; four sons, Leon Jordan of Atlanta, Edward Jordan and Byron Jordan of Baltimore, Md., Norman Jordan of Portsmouth, Ohio.
Mrs. Jordan is also survived by a brother, G. C. Perry; three sisters, Mrs. Eunice Chapman of Eastman, Mrs. W. H. Cromer of Ideal and Mrs. Bill Bussey of Butler.
Survivors of Mr. Abe Jordan are a sister, Miss Nan Jordan of Buena Vista and a brother, A. R. Jordan of Americus.

[Note: Abe Jordan - Born November 13, 1875 - Died April 27, 1958 is buried in Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Lula P. Jordan - Born April 1, 1885 - Died April 25, 1958.
OOOPS !! The death year in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for Abe Jordan is incorrect. Rather than 1858 it should by 1958. Please correct your copy.
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 29. 1958

WILLIAM LEVY JONES

William L. Jones, 82, Passes May 21 After Lengthy Illness.
William Levy Jones, 82 year old resident of Oglethorpe, died Wednesday night, May 21, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Jones was a lifelong resident of Macon County and had resided in Oglethorpe for the past fourteen years.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. F. M. Rigby, Mrs. J. R. Bray, both of Oglethorpe and Mrs. J. C. Miller of Junction City, Ga.; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted from County Line Baptist Church Friday morning at ten o'clock with the Rev. Henry Thomas officiating. Interment followed in the COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Pallbearers & Honorary Escort - Not copied. Smith-Harris Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: W. L. Jones - Born May 28, 1875 - Died May 23, 1958 is buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery between Mary Jordan Jones [1889 - 1933] and on the other side, an Unmarked Adult Grave.

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 6, 1958

MRS. WILLIAM N. [Alice Duke] JOHNSON

Funeral Services To Be conducted Today For Mrs. Johnson, 90.
Mrs. Alice Duke Johnson, 90, died early Wednesday morning at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Brown of Oglethorpe. she was a lifelong resident of Macon County and a member of Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Mason, Mrs. W. E. Davis of Macon, Mrs. David H. Grogan of Montezuma; Mrs. R. L. Britt, Mrs. Charles L. Brown of Oglethorpe; one son, J. H. Johnson of Macon; one sister, Mrs. J. W. Aycock.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday [today] at 4 o'clock at the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home and interment will follow in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

[Note: Mrs. Alice D. Johnson - Born 1868 - Died 1958 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her daughter, Minnie J. Brown. Alice Duke Johnson's husband, William N. Johnson [1-28-1861 - 1-27-1940 is buried at Red Hill Cem. see his obit.
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 15, 1959

EMORY STEVE JOHNSON, SR.

Funeral Friday For Emory S. Johnson, Oglethorpe Native.
Emory S. Johnson, Sr. 64, a native of Oglethorpe, died Tuesday afternoon at his residence in Tampa, Fla., after a long illness. He had lived in Tampa for ten years and was a real estate broker. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Anna March Johnson of Tampa; a son, Emory Steve Johnson, Jr. , of Oglethorpe; a daughter, Mrs. E. M. Jackson of Savahhan; two sisters, Miss Bessie Johnson of Oglethorpe and Mrs. T. H. Tinsley of Macon; a brother, Gaines C. Johnson of Oglethorpe, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from Oglethorpe Methodist Church with the Rev. W. H. Ansley and Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiating. Interment will follow in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY with Smith-Tindol Funeral Home in charge.

[Note: Emory S. Johnson - Born February 24, 1893 - Died January 13, 1959 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. - February 26, 1959

MRS. JAMES AARON [Mamie Poole] JONES

Mrs. Mamie Jones Buried Tuesday At Marshallville
Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Poole Jones, 74, who died Sunday at Peach County Hospital, were held Tuesday at the Fort Valley Methodist Church. Burial was in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. A. D. Joyner of Fort Valley and Mrs. Mary A. Shirley of Morrow; six sons, William Jones and Ted Jones of Fort Valley; Nathan Jones of Tampa, Fla.; Oscar Jones of Warner Robins; Ed Jones of Thomaston; Grady Jones of Nashville, Tenn.; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Antoine, Mrs. P. H. Henderson, Mrs. Annie Arnold, all of Fort Valley; Mrs. Hettie Moore of Moultrie; two brothers, G. C. Poole of Fort Valley and Harry Poole of Marshallville and several grandchildren.

[Note: Mamie Poole Jones - Born September 18, 1884 - Died February 22, 1959 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, James Aaron Jones [Aug. 5, 1861 - May 30, 1948] See his Obit.
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 14, 1989

MRS. JAMES PERRY [Myrtice Adell Ham] JOYCE

Mrs. Myrtice Adell Ham Joyce, 80, Died Monday
Mrs. Myrtice Adell Ham Joyce, 80, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Monday, June 5, 1989, in the Houston Medical Center of Warner Robins, Georgia. Graveside services were held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY with the Rev. Ralph Price, Jr. officiating. Mrs. Joyce, a native of Laurens County, was born May 30, 1909, the daughter of B. J. Ham and Minnie Ham. She was a member of the Congregational Holiness Church and the wife of the late J. P. Joyce.

[Note: Myrtice Ham Joyce - Born May 30, 1090 - Died June 5, 1989 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Probably beside her husband, James Perry Joyce [b. ca. 1904 d. Nov. 1965 @ 61 yrs. UNMARKED - See his Obit.
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 6, 1944

MRS. JAMES T. [Mattie Ethridge] JONES

Funeral Services Held Sunday For Mrs. James T. Jones.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, July 2, for Mrs. Mattie Ethridge Jones, 44, wife of James T. Jones, who died in her sleep at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Duncan Dew in the Chambliss Community of Sumter County last Wednesday.

Rev. David J. Evans, pastor, officiated and interment was in the MT. ZION CEMETERY at Grangerville, Ga.

Pallbearers were Lewis Barfield, W. C. Barnes, Julian Webb, C. D. Ethridge, Bernard Hand and Duncan Dew.

Surviving are the husband, James T. Jones, one son, William T. Jones, who is in the U. S. Navy in the Atlantic; two daughters. Mrs. Herman Story of Americus and Mrs. Dew, of the Chambliss Community; five sisters, Mrs. J. A. Barnes of Americus, Mrs. Robert Hankinson, Mrs. Julian Webb and Mrs. Louise Barfield, all of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Bernard Hand, of Ideal; three brothers, C. L. Ethridge and T. M. Ethridge of Oglethorpe and W. A. Ethridge of Augusta; and several nieces and nephews.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Mt. Zion Lutheran or Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery for Mattie Ethridge Jones nor her husband. Anyone having info, please respond.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 20, 1961

JAMES A. JOHNSTON

J. A. Johnston, Ideal Citizen, Passes Tuesday.
James A. Johnston, 81 year old resident of Ideal, died Tuesday, April 18, following a lengthy illness.
Born in Stewart County, Georgia, he married the former Allie Belle Brooks of Ideal, who preceded him in death by three years. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Masons.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Ideal Baptist Church. The Rev. Henry S. Brooks and Rev. H. H. Gregory officiated. Burial in IDEAL CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not - Copied. Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangemente.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Marcus Land of Fairfax, Ala.; one brother, D. G. Johnston of Lumpkin, Ga.

[Note: James A. Johnston - Born October 31, 1879 - Died April 18, 1961 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Allie Belle Johnston [June 21, 1896 - Feb. 27, 1958]

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  Nov. 26, 1970

 JONES - COLLINS - CHILDRESS - WILLIAMS

 PAUL  N.  JONES

 Funeral services for Paul N. Jones, 65, were held Tuesday, November 24 in the Ideal Methodist Church.  Burial was in the IDEAL CITY CEMETERY.

  Mr. Jones died Sunday at Ideal Nursing Home.

  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lois Collins Jones of Howard; a son, James N. Jones of Athens; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Childress of Warner Robins; a brother, Walter Jones of Americus and a sister, Mrs. Jewel Williams of Albany.

  Goddard Funeral Home of Reynolds was in charge.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in the Ideal City Cemetery for Paul N. Jones. Born ca. 1905 - Died November 22, 1970]

4/3/2004


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 17, 1957

MRS. JOE H. [Lilla English] JONES

Mrs. Lilla Jones, 79, Passes After Long Illness; Rites Sunday.
Mrs. Lilla English Jones, 79, lifelong resident of Oglethorpe, passed away Friday afternoon in a Griffin hospital following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services were conducted at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church on Sunday, with the Rev. Melvin York and the Rev. Henry Thomas officiating. Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Maxie Rooks of Andersonville; five nieces, Mrs. Homer Fowler of Griffin, Mrs. Moody Nelson and Mrs. M. B. Cheek, both of Oglethorpe, Mrs. L. C Myers of Winston-Salem N.C. and Mrs. E. E. Grant of Maitland, Fla.; three nephews, Jack English of Atlanta, Clarence Justice of California and Heyward Smith of Ideal and several step-children.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Lilla E. Jones [ Born 1877 - Died 1957 [January 11, 1957] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Joe H. Jones [1852 - 1937]

added 4/3/2004


Mrs. William Vassar [Minnie English] Justice Obituary

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 11, 1951
RITES WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. JUSTICE, 70, OF ANDERSONVILLE
Mrs. Minnie E. Justice, 70, lifelong resident of Andersonville, passed away at an Americus hospital early Monday night after an illness of several weeks.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Andersonville Baptist Church of which she was a member. The pastor, Rev. M. C. Gardner officiated, interment was in the Oglethorpe cemetery.
Mrs. Justice was born on May 19, 1880, the daughter of the late S. J. sand Maxey M. Peacock English. She was the wife of the late William Vassar Justice.
Survivors include one son, Clarence C. Justice of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Rooks of Winston Salem, N.C. and Mrs. Lila E. Jones of Andersonville; and one brother, Oscar J. English of Savannah.
Smith Tindol Funeral Service was in charge.
[Note: Minnie English Justice - Born 1880 - Died 1951 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, William Vassar Justice [2-22-1893 - 2-6-1946] See his obit.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.    May 13, 1971

 JACKSON - HOGG - MILLER - JOHNSON - SHANNON

  MRS.  JOHN  PHILLIP [Kate Hogg]  JACKSON

 Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Hogg Jackson, esteemed Montezuma citizen, passed away May 5, 1971 in a Thomasville hospital.  She was 82 years of age.

  Mrs. Jackson was a resident of Macon County all her life and was a member of the Montezuma First Baptist Church.

  Funeral services were held from the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home Friday, May 7, with Rev. C. G. Ward and Rev. Ken Bush officiating.  Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS.

  Grandsons served as pallbearers and included: Mike Jackson, Robbie Jackson, David Jackson and Johnny Jackson, Lewry Merck and James R. Johnson.

  Survivors include three sons, Hugh J. Jackson of Charleston, SC, Phillip O. Jackson of Chamblee, Ga. and George M. Jackson of Daytona, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Miller of Thomasville and Mrs. James L. Johnson of Decatur, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. W. H. Shannon of Gainesville.

[Note: Kate Hogg Jackson - Born August 1, 1887 - Died May 5, 1971 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, John Phillip Jackson [3-28-1884 - 10-2-1947]

See his Obit on Macon Co. Web.]


From: Guelda Hay's Obit Collection from Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church - Macon Co., Ga.

  JONES -  DAVIS - HASTY - MOORE - CHAPMAN - HEDRICK - JOHNSON - LYTLE

  EARL   DAVIS   JONES

  Dawson, Ga. - Earl Davis Jones, 77, of Route 3 Dawson, died Monday [March 11, 1991]   in a local hospital.  Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Seaborn Jones and Shelly Davis.  He lived in Dawson for the past 10 years and was the retired owner/operator of Jones Fertilizer Spreader Service. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors: wife, Lois Hasty Jones of Dawson; children: Benny Earl Jones and Ginger Jones, both of Vero Beach, Fla., Danny Jones of Ideal; brothers and sisters: Oscar E. Jones of Perry, Herbert Jones of Fort Valley, M. L. Jones of Oglethorpe, Bruce Jones of Vero Beach, Mrs. Ed Moore of St. Simon's Island, Irma Chapman of Ideal, Mrs. H. H. Hedrick of Stone Mountain, Mrs. Harry Johnson of Reynolds and Mrs. Harry E. Lytle of Atlantic, Iowa; and seven grandchildren.

Services: 4 pm today in LITTLE BETHE BAPTIST CHURCH in Ideal with burial in the Church Cemetery.

Revs. Donald Beard and Sidney Jones will officiate.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home has charge.

[Note: Earl Davis Jones  Born January 1, 1914 - Died March 11, 1991 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery.


From: Guelda Hay's Obit Collection from Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church - Macon Co., Ga.

  JONES - CHAPMAN - HEDRICK -  LYTLE -JOHNSON

  OSCAR  EUGENE  JONES

  Oscar Eugene Jones, 72, of 500 Stanley Street, Perry, Ga. died Monday, March 29, ________.  Funeral services were held Wednesday in the LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Ideal.  Rev. Sidney Jones Officiated.

  Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Seaborn Jones and Beaulah McCarty.  He was a member of the Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church in Ideal.  He was a World War II veteran serving in the army.

  He is survived by his brothers and sisters; Herbert T. Jones of Perry; Monroe L. Jones of Oglethorpe; Bruce Jones of Vero Beach, Fla., Erma Chapman of Ideal; Margaret Hedrick of Stone Mountain; Eloise Lytle of Atlantic, Iowa; Ann J. Johnson of Reynolds, and several nieces and nephews.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge.

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery, I checked for new markers about 2 weeks ago January 2002]


 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 8, 1970

JONES - COX - CHEEK - GAINEY - JERNIGAN - SOLES

MRS.  RALPH  VINCENT [Addie Mae Cheek]  JONES

Graveside services for Mrs. Addie Mae Cheek Jones, 59, of Montezuma who died unexpectedly at her home Saturday, January 3, were held January 6, at BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY with Rev. Kenneth Bush officiating.

  Mrs. Jones was a native of Raleigh, N.C. and had lived in Montezuma for twenty years.  She was a member of Raleigh Baptist Church.

  Survivors include her husband, Ralph Vincent Jones of Montezuma; two sons, Sgt. Donald Jones of Havelock, N.C. and Bruce Jones of Montezuma; a daughter, Mrs. Claude C. Cox of Camilla; three brothers, James Cheek and Thomas Cheek, both of Raleigh, N.C. and Roy Cheek of San Jose, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Robert Gainey of Clenton, N.C.,  Mrs. Betty Jernigan of Raleigh and Mrs. Alton Soles of Whiteville, N.C.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Addie Mae C. Jones - Born August 3, 1901 - Died January 3, 1970 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Ralph Vincent Jones [1902 - 1992]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 9, 1944

WILLIS ROBERT JONES

Community Saddened By Death of Two Infants.

On Monday, November 6, death claimed little Willis Robert Jones, nine month old son of Elisha H. Jones and Berta Hardage Jones of Oglethorpe. He was in a local hospital when death occurred. Graveside services were held in the PINE LEVEL CEMETERY Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. David Kight officiated.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Pine Level Cemetery for Willis Robert Jones.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 2, 1944

MRS. DURHAM WIMBERLEY [Emily Simpson] JONES

Mrs. D. W. Jones Dies From Burns.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Cedar Valley Baptist Church for Mrs. D. W. [Georgia Emory] Jones, 62, who died at 4:15 Thursday morning at a Montezuma hospital as the result of burns sustained in a fuel oil blast at her home on the Montezuma-Marshallville Road Thursday, February 24th, The Rev. James Ivey officiated and the Montezuma Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Jones was born in Macon County, moved away, but returned to spend the past 20 years here. She made her home with her son, J. D. Jones. Other survivors are Morgan Jones of Seattle, Wash., and Earl Jones, U. S. Army; one daughter, Mrs. Hansel Ryals of Macon and a sister, Mrs. W. G. Pennington of Montezuma.

[Note: Emily Simpson Jones [February 28, 1882 - March 2, 1944] is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside Durham Wimberley Jones [February 24, 1875 - August 21, 1922]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 6, 1964

FLOYD S. JINKS

Funeral Services Held Friday For Floyd S. Jinks, 72.

Funeral services for Floyd S. Jinks, 72, of Ideal, who died at 10:15 am Thursday in a local hospital, were held at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon, July 31, in the BETHLEHEM PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH in Taylor County. Mr. Jinks had been in failing health for the past three years.

The Rev. Bentley Adams and the Rev. William Hancock officiated and burial was in THE CHURCH CEMETERY.

A retired farmer, Mr. Jinks was born and reared in Taylor County but had resided in the Ideal area for over twenty years. He was a member of the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth [Theus] Jinks of Ideal; three sons, Randall Jinks and Arthur Jinks, both of Ideal, and Otha Jinks of Warner Robins; two sisters, Mrs. George Bennett of Rome, and Mrs. Asa Peterman of Thomaston; 11 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Floyd S. Jinks [January 4, 1892 - July 30, 1964] is buried in Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Fannie Ruth Theus Jinks [10-22-1893 - 9-12-1965]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 2, 1964

MRS. ALVA ARTHUR [Pauline Clarke] JOINER

Final Rites For Mrs. A. A. Joiner Held Friday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Clarke Joiner, 76, of Byromville, who died Wednesday evening in a local hospital were held at 4 pm Friday in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home.

The Rev. Cephas Williamson officiated and burial was in the FELTON CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not copied.

Mrs. Joiner was the widow of the late A. A. Joiner, and had resided in Byromville all her life. She was a member of the Byromville Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. C. V. W. Trice, Jr. of Coral Gables, Fla. and Mrs. C. S. Livingston of New Orleans, La.; one son, A. A. Joiner, Jr. of Jackson, Miss.; two brothers, Byrom Clarke of St. Croix, Virgin Islands and William Austin of Los Angeles, Calif.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

[Note: Pauline Clark Joiner [April 26, 1888 - June 24, 1964] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Alva Arthur Joiner [July 13, 1884 - May 7, 1949]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 23, 1986

MRS. THOMAS EDWARD [Rosa Lee Patrick] JENNINGS

Mrs. Rosa Lee Patrick Jennings, 106, died Saturday, July 19, 1986, in Magnolia Manor Nursing Home, Americus, Georgia. Graveside services were held at 10 am Monday, July 21, in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma, Ga. The Rev. Guy G. Sayles, Jr. officiated.
Mrs. Jennings, the wife of the late Thomas Edward Jennings, was born in Montezuma, October 8, 1879, the daughter of Miles Little Patrick and Georgia Elizabeth McKenzie Patrick. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cordele, Ga. and a 1901 graduate of Wesleyan College. She was a resident of Magnolia Manor Nursing Home since 1979.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Jennings Morehead of New Market, Va., and Mrs. Ed Cannon of Vienna, Ga., two grandchildren, Ed Cannon, Jr. of Vienna, Ga. and Mrs. Virginia C. Bynum of Thomasville, Ga. and four great grandchildren.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

]Note: Rosa Lee Jennings - Born October 8, 1879 - Died July 19, 1986 @ 106 yrs. is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Thomas Edward Jennings [Dec. 21, 1871 - March 9, 1949] See his obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 29, 1978

SEABORN ROYESTINE JONES

Seaborn Royestine Jones, 54, died Friday, March 24, 1978 at his residence. Services were held at 4 pm Saturday, March 25, 1978 at CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH with burial in the CHURCH CEMETERY with Rev. Jack Neill, officiating.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Mr. Jones, a native of Taylor County, lived in Montezuma 31 years, having moved from Ideal. He was a farmer, a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and a Veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Helen Denham Jones of Montezuma; two sons, J. Darryl Jones of Macon and Jerry Jones of Montezuma; a daughter, Mrs. Billy P. Poteet of Richland; five brothers, Earl D. Jones and Oscar E. Jones, both of Ideal, Herbert Jones of Fort Valley, M. L. Jones of Oglethorpe and Bruce Jones of Vero Beach, Fla.; five sisters, Mrs. Ed Moore of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mrs. Irma Chapman of Ideal, Mrs. H. H. Hedrick of Stone Mountain, Mrs. Harry Johnson of Reynolds and Mrs. Harry E. Lytle of Atlantic, Iowa; and two grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: S. Royestine Jones - WWII - Born September 27, 1923 - Died March 24, 1978 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery

 

 

 

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